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F84.0 Autistic disorder
F84.2 Rett's syndrome
F84.3 Other childhood disintegrative disorder
F84.5 Asperger's syndrome
F84.8 Other pervasive developmental disorders
F84.9 Pervasive developmental disorder, unspecified
AF Speciality Physician
AH Clinical Psychologist
AJ Clinical Social Worker
HM Less than Bachelor Degree level
HN Bachelors Degree level
HO Masters Degree level
HP Doctoral Level
UN 2 patients serviced
UP 3 patients serviced
UQ 4 patients serviced
UR 5 patients serviced
US 6 or more patients serviced
Policy: 05.00.32i:Speech and Non-Speech Generating Devices
Policy: 05.00.44k:Repair and Replacement of Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
Policy: 07.00.02i:Intravenous Chelation Therapy
Policy: 07.00.03n:Full-Body Monoplace or Multiplace Chamber Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Policy: 07.03.03g:Medical Evaluation and Management for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Policy: 07.03.08i:Neuropsychological Testing for Neurologically Based Conditions
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Policy: 10.06.01l:Speech Therapy
Policy: 12.00.03g:Complementary and Integrative Health Services
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