Aug 22, 2023, CBS Colorado: Concerns growing for families who rely on critical autism therapy for children https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/video/concerns-growing-for-families-who-rely-on-critical-autism-therapy-for-children/
CBS News Colorado reporter Karen Morfitt takes a deep dive into why concerns are growing for Colorado families who rely on critical autism therapy for their children as facilities continue to close across the state.
VIDEO: Concern is growing for Colorado families who rely on a critic autism therapy for their children, as specialized providers continue to close their doors or leave Colorado.
10 companies have closed, gone bankrupt or left the state because, they say, the Medicaid reimbursement rates for services are not sustainable.
Between 650 and 1,000 patients have already lost services. …
If something doesn’t change soon, they’re worried more centers will be closing, and ultimately state lawmakers have the final say. ..
…Colorado’s Medicaid reimbursement rates are not keeping up. ..
IF we have to wait another year, there aren’t going to be autism services in Denver. …