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Therapy Brands and BHCOE Form Partnership in Latest Effort to Support the ABA Community

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 4, 2020 — Therapy Brands and Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Accreditation (BHCOE) have announced a partnership that will align the two organizations’ efforts to assist Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) providers more effectively. BHCOE’s mission is to dramatically improve the quality of care for consumers across the world through the accreditation of organizations providing behavior-analytic services. Therapy Brands’ strives to  destigmatize mental health by providing technology solutions that serve the underserved populations of mental and behavioral health, Applied Behavioral Analysis, rehabilitation and substance abuse providers. The new partnership will give BHCOE members first access to continuing education unit (CEU)

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How to Keep Your ABA Practice Running During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted many sectors of the economy, including many ABA therapy offices that are now grappling with the question of whether to retain their employees and stay open. Fortunately, there are various federal government relief programs as well as other resources that can help small businesses like therapy practices weather this storm. We’ve compiled a list of resources that may help your ABA therapy office stay in business in the next few months.

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5 Questions on Telehealth: ABA Therapy in the Time of COVID-19

For this session of the ABA Community Chat, we were joined by Dr. Joy Pollard, Co-founder and CEO of Clinical Operations at Behavior Change Institute. Dr. Pollard has been working in the area of telemedicine or telehealth practices for the past seven years. Her own clinical practice is focused on the delivery of service through telehealth modalities in homeschool and residential settings. As a subject matter expert on telehealth guidelines for the Council for Autism Service Providers (CASP) she gives great insight into how practitioners can continue providing care during the COVID epidemic.

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What ABA Practitioners Should Know About EVV (Electronic Visit Verification)

Disclaimer: This blog is purely for informational purposes and should not be used in lieu of federal and state regulatory sources. We encourage you to complete more research and follow deadlines as you see fit. EVV in the News ABA practitioners everywhere are getting alerts about electronic visit verification. Whether it is from industry news or team members asking questions about compliance. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, and we want to clear things up. The Mandate According to Section 12006(a) of the 21st Century Cures Act, states must implement EVV for “all Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and

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CAQH: How Does it Impact Your ABA Practice?

Understanding CAQH as an ABA Therapist Anyone running their own practice can tell you: they spend entirely more time than they’d like to on paperwork when they could be focusing on helping their patients. Every healthcare organization and provider has their own processes in place, and becoming an expert on them can feel like a whole other full-time position. Thankfully, CAQH has drastically helped to streamline that process. What is CAQH? Read on as we cover the ins and outs of this powerful platform, like what does CAQH mean for your practice, and how you can become credentialed in their

New ABA CPT Codes Going into Effect in 2019

Understanding the New Adaptive Behaviors CPT Codes The American Medical Association CPT® Editorial Panel has released eight new Category I codes and two revised Category III codes for billing ABA therapy services or “adaptive behavior” services. These codes will go into effect on January 1, 2019. Why is this Important? Applied Behavioral Analytics (ABA) billing and coding have evolved significantly over time. For many years, ABA therapy providers and receivers were plagued with inconsistent coverage and reimbursement policies. Due to this, a Coding Change Application (CCA) was submitted to the American Medical Association (AMA) in 2013 to standardize the billing

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