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Common Misconceptions About ABA Therapy Billing

As an ABA practitioner, you probably don’t have the time to handle all the responsibilities on your plate. But ABA therapy billing is simple enough for you to handle on top of everything else. Right? Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about ABA therapy billing that can lead to problems for many ABA practitioners. We unpack […]

ABA Claim Submission Do’s & Don’ts

Before 2019, ABA therapy providers faced numerous challenges with billing as they were forced to use generic billing codes to process ABA claims. As a result, ABA practitioners and anyone else involved in ABA claims processing faced numerous problems. Despite the introduction in 2019 of ABA billing specific CPT I and CPT III codes, ABA […]

Bots and Automation: The Future of Medical Billing

Medical billing is a necessary but often time-consuming task for healthcare providers. As technology continues to advance, the use of bots and automation could revolutionize medical billing services and provide an efficient, cost-effective solution.  Today, we will be exploring the current state of medical billing, the challenges it presents, and how bots and automation could […]

ABA Business Best Practices and KPIs You Need to Know About

Running a successful ABA business requires more than just providing quality services to your clients; it requires a thoughtful approach to healthcare revenue cycle management. Best practices and key performance indicators (KPIs) are essential for any ABA business that wants to maximize profits and optimize operations. The importance of best practices & KPIs in ABA […]

What Navigating Credentialing Means For Your Business

For many care providers, navigating credentialing is one of the more complex aspects of establishing and growing your practice. Credentialing is the process that the payer uses to verify that the practice or provider meets specific standards. The payer establishes those standards, which typically involves verifying that the provider has proper licensing and certification, along […]

Expectations When Outsourcing ABA Insurance and Billing

When starting an ABA therapy practice or when looking to improve your existing practice, one of the most important considerations is ABA insurance and billing. You’ll need to investigate the pros and cons of in-house billing vs outsourcing and compare the various medical billing outsourcing companies at your service.  Read on to discover the three […]

Handling An ABA Waitlist

It’s estimated that, as of 2023, there are over 33,600 ABA therapists employed in the US. This sounds like a high number, but when one considers that one in every 44 American children is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, it’s easy to understand why the majority of ABA therapy practices have a waitlist.  As […]

Telehealth For ABA Helps Maintain Critical Connections

Many people who need ABA therapy benefit from coming into the office for care. Yet, telehealth for ABA has proven to be highly effective for patients who prefer this approach, and it improves access for many people who don’t have another method of getting care. The pandemic helped highlight the importance of connection — especially […]

Obtaining ABA Authorization | Your Missing Piece

Guide To Obtaining ABA Authorization Whether you are an ABA provider that is in-network with an insurer or out-of-network, authorization for therapy is essential. Insurance companies require ABA authorization before they will reimburse providers for the therapy they deliver to the patient. Authorization may be a requirement, but it is not always a simple, straightforward process. Missing […]

How To Reduce The BCBA Insurance Billing Burden

What is a BCBA? Board-certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) provide guidance and structure to people with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder — often spending a significant amount of time and effort working closely with patients. Adding administrative burdens to their day-to-day work, such as BCBA insurance billing, is not the best use of their time, […]