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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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  • Medicaid GAP Member Information

    Posted on September 10, 2018 by in State Resources

    With Medicaid expansion, the GAP program is going away by March 2019 (to be replaced by Medicaid for most).  Here are some letters that may be sent to your clients mid September 2018. Letter for those who will transitioning out. Letter for those who will transition to Medicaid.   For more information about Medicaid Expansion […]

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  • More CPT Code Information – New Codes Active Jan 2019

    Posted on September 5, 2018 by in Policy, Private Practice, State Resources

    Note, a revision was sent out in mid October: In September the Steering Committee for the national workgroup comprising representatives of the organizations shown above distributed a code conversion table showing the most common HCPCS and 2014 Category III CPT codes that have been used to report applied behavior analysis (ABA) services to health plans, […]

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  • VDOE/CSA Private Day Outcomes Workgroup

    Posted on September 2, 2018 by in Education, Policy, State Resources

    A workgroup was convened through legislation to study CSA funding that is used to send students to private schools.  The specific goal for the workgroup is to look at outcomes.  More information can be found on the first document (agenda) below.  Our lobbyist has been attending the meetings, and here are some documents with more […]

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  • CPT Code Changes Coming Soon (Jan 2019)

    Posted on August 17, 2018 by in Private Practice

    Thank you to APBA and the Steering Committee for helping behavior analysts get new billing codes for ABA!  Here is some information they recently sent to members. VABA is an affiliate of APBA.  For more information about APBA or to join, see www.apbahome.net.   “On behalf of the Steering Committee for the project that developed […]

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  • Training for Medicaid Providers

    Posted on August 12, 2018 by in Private Practice, State Resources

    Edit 8/23/18: Wow these filled up quickly!  DMAS says they will be posting the recording.  Stay tuned!   CMHRS Provider Training The Department of Medical Assistance Services will be hosting three webinars for CMHRS Providers. The focus of the training will be on submitting initial and continued stay authorizations and submitting relevant information to successfully […]

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  • Information for TRICARE Providers

    Posted on July 24, 2018 by in Private Practice

    ATTENTION ALL HUMANA (TRI-CARE) PROVIDERS! Member Craig Marrer recently had two re-authorizations denied by Humana as the clients did not have updated Vineland 3 or SRS-2 assessments. After seeking clarification, he was informed that it was his responsibility (as the BCBA) to acquire and complete these assessments. If you are serving clients with Humana coverage […]

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  • Medicaid Reimbursement Issues?

    Posted on June 24, 2018 by in Private Practice, State Resources

    If you are having trouble with reimbursement from any of the six Medicaid MCOs (Aetna Better Health, Anthem Healthkeepers, Magellan, Optima, United Healthcare, Virginia Premier) here is a new form to use to alert DMAS.  The information should be sent to cccpluscmhrs@dmas.virginia.gov. Ignore the Nursing Center language.  It was developed for them but can be used […]

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  • BA Regs Public Comment Due 6/27/18!

    Posted on June 19, 2018 by in Policy, Private Practice, State Resources

    Attention VABA Members! The Department of Health Professions (DHP) through the Board of Medicine (BOM) does perodic reviews of regulations.  Our behavior analyst licensure regulations are currently up for review; they can be found by going to this link and scrolling down: https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/medicine/medicine_laws_regs.htm.  It is very important that we  Licensed Behavior Analysts and Licensed Assistant Behavior […]

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