Kat Diaz, right, a registered behavior technician with the Broward Children's Center, a nonprofit in Pompano Beach, provides behavioral analysis, a therapy that helps children with autism learn to lead more independent lives. A state freeze on Medicaid-funded providers in South Florida, and months-long delays in authorizations for services, have hampered the program, administrators said.
Kat Diaz, right, a registered behavior technician with the Broward Children's Center, a nonprofit in Pompano Beach, provides behavioral analysis, a therapy that helps children with autism learn to lead more independent lives. A state freeze on Medicaid-funded providers in South Florida, and months-long delays in authorizations for services, have hampered the program, administrators said. Courtesy Broward Children's Center
Kat Diaz, right, a registered behavior technician with the Broward Children's Center, a nonprofit in Pompano Beach, provides behavioral analysis, a therapy that helps children with autism learn to lead more independent lives. A state freeze on Medicaid-funded providers in South Florida, and months-long delays in authorizations for services, have hampered the program, administrators said. Courtesy Broward Children's Center

Florida autism therapists say Medicaid payment delays harm patients and hurt business

May 31, 2018 07:00 AM