The InterQual unit of McKesson Health Solutions has introduced new decision support software to help providers and payers better coordinate behavioral health treatment of autism.

The software offers evidence-based standard treatment plans for autism spectrum disorders, which have been a gap in autism care, according to the vendor. Under expanded coverage of mental health services via the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2013, 37 states and Washington, DC to date require insurers selling policies on the state and DC insurance exchanges to cover autism therapy.

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