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What Navigating Credentialing Means For Your Business | Your Missing Piece

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 […]

Handling An ABA Waitlist | Your Missing Piece

How To Manage An ABA Waitlist A waitlist is not uncommon for ABA providers. It occurs when you simply do not have enough available hours to provide service to the people requesting it. ABA services are in high demand, with a limited number of well-qualified professionals available to meet that demand. What’s more, those seeking […]

Keeping Up Telehealth Advising For ABA | Your Missing Piece

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 and improves access for many people who do not have another method of getting care. The pandemic helped shed light on the importance of connection […]

What should be included in the ABA intake paperwork?

Initiating ABA services can be a cumbersome and time-consuming process for both the patient and the provider. Documenting medical necessity and the need for services andthe proper consents, are a critical part of a patient’s medical record. Most of this information is gathered during the intake process, which starts before the patient’s first appointment.

Writing ABA Treatment Plans for Medical Necessity

Applied behavioral analysis or ABA therapy is considered medically necessary by most, but certainly not all, insurance companies or plans. Payers require that services they approve and reimburse are medically necessary, and providers must have documentation to justify these services. Review these guidelines to help prepare treatment plans.

ABA Therapy Documentation Best Practices

Medical records are a critical service piece for both patients and providers. These records document the health, well-being, medical needs, plan of care, medical necessity and treatment(s) rendered for a patient during their time with a clinician or therapist. This information is frequently reviewed by internal and external medical professionals, patients, and third-party payers. Failure to document information correctly can not only be detrimental to a patient’s care, but it can greatly impact payment for services.

10 Components to an ABA Treatment Plan

Missing Piece has found the following elements are key to surviving a medical necessity review or an audit. Each treatment request must include all ten (10) components listed below: