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. For additional information, please visit the Autism Center of Excellence