volume 146, issue 4, Pe20200836 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0836
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Ryan K. McBain, Jonathan H. Cantor, Aaron Kofner, Bradley D. Stein, Hao Yu

Abstract: BACKGROUND: State mandates have required insurance companies to provide coverage for autismrelated child health care services; however, it has not been determined if insurance mandates have improved the supply of child health care providers. We investigate the effect of state insurance mandates on the supply of child psychiatrists, pediatricians, and board-certified behavioral analysts (BCBAs). METHODS: We used data from the National Conference of State Legislatures and Health Resources and Services Administra…

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