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  • More CPT Code Information

    Posted on January 14, 2019 by in Policy, Private Practice

    Please see this message from APBA, the BACB, Autism Speaks, and ABAI: The Steering Committee for the ABA Services Workgroup (representatives of the organizations shown above and their CPT® consultant) has prepared the article Supplemental Guidance on Interpreting and Applying the 2019 CPT® Codes for Adaptive Behavior Services  (available here and in the Members Only/Health Insurance Coverage section at www.apbahome.net) to […]

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  • Behavior Analysts as LMHPs

    Posted on December 29, 2018 by in Policy, Private Practice, RBT, State Resources

    In 2018, Sen. Barker initiated a bill to change the regulations to classify Licensed Behavior Analysts as Licensed Mental Health Practitioners (LMHP). The bill passed into law and the Commonwealth took the necessary steps to make the change.  As of 11/29/18, the changes have been made: https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title12/agency35/chapter105/section20/ and http://register.dls.virginia.gov/details.aspx?id=7135 are the applicable Web sites. “Licensed […]

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  • More CPT Code Information – MUE

    Posted on December 20, 2018 by in Policy, Private Practice, State Resources

    Please see this important message from APBA: December 19, 2018 Dear colleague: If you bill health insurance, please read this message carefully. It contains very important information about implementation of the 2019 CPT® codes for adaptive behavior services. Medically Unlikely Edits. As we have noted in several webinars, presentations, and Q&A sessions, the Medically Unlikely Edits […]

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  • 2018 Survey about Licensure in VA

    Posted on December 13, 2018 by in Surveys

    Were you certified as a BCBA or BCaBA between August 2017 and December 2018? If so, please take our license survey by December 31!  Pass it on to those you know that qualify: https://form.jotform.com/virginiaaba/2018-virginia-licensing-survey Thank you for helping us serve you!

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  • More CPT Code Information – Medicaid

    Posted on November 21, 2018 by in Policy, Private Practice, State Resources

    Magellan recently sent the message below, and this is consistent with what was said in the 11/1/18 Webinar with DMAS.  Stay tuned for changes from Medicaid as the redesign happens, but you will not be able to bill DMAS for the new CPT codes in January through any of the six MCOs.  Just continue using […]

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  • LBAs Now Included in Human Rights Regulations

    Posted on November 14, 2018 by in Miscellaneous, Policy, Private Practice, State Resources

    Effective 11/01/2018, LBAs have been added to the list of people who can conduct and assessment that would allow restraint or time out to be in a behavioral treatment plan.  Please note that plans that include restraint or time out must be submitted to an IRC (independent review committee) prior to implementation.  If you need […]

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  • Behavior Analysis In Schools

    Posted on November 13, 2018 by in Education, State Resources

    VABA worked with BCBAs who provide services in schools to learn more about what makes them successful.  Check out these papers from Clarke County and Campbell County for best practices! Campbell County Clarke County Have your own success story?  Contact VABA about sharing – admin@virginiaaba.org  

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  • More CPT Code Information – Provider Rates

    Posted on November 4, 2018 by in Private Practice

    APBA sent more information about provider rates.  The AMA has determined that they will be set by the insurance companies.  Now is a good time to negotiate!  APBA has information on their site about negotiation tactics for their members – www.apbahome.net  Here is the email sent on 11/4/18: On November 1, 2018 the Centers for […]

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  • Behavioral Health Redesign

    Posted on October 29, 2018 by in Policy, State Resources

    VABA has been participating in regular meetings hosted by DBHDS and DMAS on the redesign of behavioral health services in Virginia. This is the presentation from the first meeting held October 2, 2018 This is the presentation from the second meeting held October 23, 2018 This is the presentation from the third meeting held November […]

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  • Behavior Analysis Regulations

    Posted on October 29, 2018 by in Policy

    The Behavior Analysis Regulations went through a periodic review recently.  Thank you to those who made comments.  Unfortunately, the Board of Medicine has decided not to make any changes. Here are the notes on the discussion in the advisory board meeting Here is the information on the periodic review

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