Payment Policy Changes for therapy appointments will take effect Monday, March 1st.
BRAINS is open, providing unwavering care where you need us most. Telehealth and in-office appointments are available to new and established clients.

Important Information for Straight Medicaid/MI Child Clients

January 1, 2020

BRAINS has been working to improve our understanding of straight Medicaid benefits, particularly as they relate to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Developmental Disability (DD). There have been and will continue to be changes in access to care for these areas of services. BRAINS is not permitted to work directly with individuals who have a straight Medicaid or MIChild policy when the primary reason for evaluation or therapy is for ASD and/or DD services. In these circumstances, you must work with your Local Community Mental Health Agency to coordinate benefits and services. Information from the State of Michigan Medicaid Autism Behavioral Health Treatment/Applied Behavior Analysis Services can be found at and to find more on Community Mental Health Service Programs across the state please see

More specifically, Priority Health has shared a useful link specifically relating to Priority Health Medicaid and ASD services at

Additional information can be found at the State of Michigan website Medicaid Provider manual.