Funding for Behavior Services

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This webinar will provide information about common funding sources accessible to families seeking behavior-related services and how providers can find information on funder requirements. This information is derived from several years’ experience in working for a local intellectual and developmental disability authority (LIDDA) for the state of Texas as an applied behavior analysis (ABA) provider. Attendees will learn about funding sources that cover behavior-related services in the state of Texas, the limitations associated with families’ accessing them, and how to seek out funding sources in other states. Attendees will receive guidance on how to uphold funders’ requirements for accessing and keeping services. Content will be aligned with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Practice Guidelines, and ethical requirements to support optimal outcomes for service recipients.

Objectives

  • An understanding of common barriers and limitations that families face in regard to insurance and state-provided funds
  • Application of BACB Compliance Codes (hereafter referred to as the Code) that apply to accepting clients and following through on obligations and contractual commitments base on funder requirements
  • Education on how compensation, billing arrangements, and changes that may occur for various funders relate to the Code
  • Discussion of the Code’s standards that apply to documentation and other policies set by third-party payers
  • Guidance for where providers can find funder requirements that include scope of service, client qualifications, provider credentials, and compensation/billing arrangements
  • A breakdown of terms used by insurance and state-provided funders
  • The common types of insurance and state-provided funds that cover behavior-related services
  • Types of state funding that cover behavior-related services for the state of Texas
  • Resources for guiding families to funding sources that cover behavior-related services
  • 1 Type II BACB® CEUs that count towards ethics requirement

ABOUT THE PRESENTER – Rachel Massey

Rachel is currently working as a program manager and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) for the Treatment and Learning Center (TLC) in Tyler, TX. TLC is a division of the Andrews Center- the LIDDA for the East Texas area that provides clinic-based ABA services via their three programs: “Comprehensive,” “Focus,” and “Outreach”. TLC provides individualized services for various state-funders and insurance companies. She is a licensed behavior analyst for the state of Texas and a member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) chapter affiliate, TxABA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Texas at Tyler in psychology and received her Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction (Applied Behavior Analysis) in May 2016 from Arizona State University

She has previously worked as program coordinator for an in-home ABA provider, where she gained knowledge of providing services across many different environments, including school, community areas, and vocational settings. She has developed and implemented trainings for parents, school staff, and other professionals within her community. She has experience in consultation, supervision, and directly working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 2-24 years old with broad severity levels and maladaptive behaviors.

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