The ACD covers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and related services for eligible beneficiaries diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). To be considered eligible, beneficiaries must be either:
Before receiving ABA services, beneficiaries must be diagnosed with ASD based on criteria in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and issued a referral for ABA services by a TRICARE-authorized Physician-Primary Care Manager (P-PCM) or by a specialized ASD-diagnosing provider.
Dependents of ADSMs must also be enrolled in their service's EFMP and registered in ECHO to receive ABA under the ACD. Learn more