Autism Spectrum Disorder Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy

Due to recent legislation approved by the Alabama State Legislature, benefits for ABA will be available for some of our members effective October 1, 2017.

The Applied Behavioral Analysis for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder medical policy is managed by New Directions Behavioral Health. Refer to this policy to answer questions regarding coverage for ABA therapy treatment.

For additional information on becoming a network provider, contact the New Directions Provider Relations department at 1-888-611-6285 (toll free) or via email at

New Directions Behavioral Health is an independent company that provides behavioral health benefits on behalf of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.