When To Use Place Of Service Codes In Behavioral Health?

It seems like medical billing codes are constantly being tweaked, changed, or redirected in how they can be used. For a small practice or solo practitioner it can feel very much like a hassle to keep up with them and all the changes in minutia codes like the place of service codes. The truth is, providers everywhere frequently struggle to memorize billing codes that always seem to change. Yet it remains true that the proper use of all these [...]

By |January 16th, 2022|Categories: Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

REBT vs CBT for Behavior Therapy

There are many different therapy approaches, theories, and techniques used by mental health providers to engage with their patients to help them navigate their circumstances as well as develop healthy emotional skills. The particular modality that a provider employs can vary depending on a variety of factors, including preference. Though it ultimately boils down to the needs of a particular client. Many of the popular lines of thinking apply better to certain situations or help to engage with patients [...]

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How to Reduce BCBA / RBT Turnover

Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy practices have always been challenged by issues with employee turnover, and the fact that it transfers an enormous cost to the business side of maintaining a thriving ABA practice. Though the grounded reality of this problem has only increased interest in possible ways to reduce turnover with Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)/Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and improve long-term retention rates. If your ABA practice has been struggling to address BCBA and RBT turnover, some strategies [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|Categories: Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

How To Improve Behavior Counseling Schedule

All mental health professionals have a lot on their plates. Especially solo practitioners and small practices with a limited administrative staff. Scheduling patient appointments, handling necessary administrative work, and collaborating with other industry professionals can make it challenging to effectively manage your schedule. This can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed and overworked. Without some type of correction, it can lead to a serious case of burnout. There’s no doubt about it, burnout can take the job you love and make [...]

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Tips ABA Therapists Can Save Time On Insurance Billing

Every ABA therapy practice should have some sort of insurance guide. While there isn’t technically such a guide in print, there are some key industry insights and tips that will help streamline the process in a way that will help save your ABA practice time and money. Stay Informed On Each Patient's Insurance Coverage As an ABA therapist, you need to always be mindful that not all insurance plans cover applied behavior analysis therapy in the same way. With [...]

By |January 14th, 2022|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Why You Need A Managed Billing Service For Your ABA Billing Practice

ABA therapy tends to be one of the most effective ways to treat patients with behavioral concerns of developmental issues. It uses a data-driven is a scientific approach for applying empirical methodology based on key principles of the patient and operant conditioning to change behavior and improve skills. ABA therapy tends to be the most successful treatment method for autism spectrum disorder, developmental issues, and behavioral concerns. Of course, the data-driven approach used by ABA therapists to help their [...]

By |October 20th, 2021|Categories: Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

What Are Medically Unlikely Edits / MUE for ABA Billing?

Medically Unlikely Edits, which are often referred to in the medical billing industry as “MUE” are used by public health institutions like the Medicare Administrative Contractors, the Durable Medical Equipment, and similar institutions to help reduce the improper payment rate for a wide range of Medicare Part B claims. An MUE for an HCPCS/CPT code is essentially the maximum number of units of service that a provider can report for a single beneficiary on a single date of service. [...]

By |October 20th, 2021|Categories: Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

What Should Be Included In ABA Intake Paperwork

As an ABA therapist taking on a new patient and helping them get started on a journey toward living their best life can be exciting. It can also feel challenging when you take into account how much information needs to be gathered and organized as part of the in-take onboarding process. The truth is onboarding can be a potentially cumbersome and time-consuming process for both you the ABA therapist and the patient. This starts with gathering some of the [...]

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Central Reach ABA Software Review

Since its inception in 2012, Central Reach software has become one of the leading EHR and practice management solutions used by clinicians and educators. This is thanks in large part to the way it focuses on applied behavioral analysis, as well as occupational therapy, speech therapy, and PK-12 special education. Originally founded by Charlotte Fudge, who is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Central Reach ABA software helps ABA therapists meet the challenges of managing an ABA clinic using industry-best [...]

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Rate & Frequency Data Collection & Why It Matters

In the world of ABA data collection, most people think of frequency in terms of time, and how often the data is collected in a given span. In reality, Applied Behavior Analysis uses frequency based on the times a specific behavior occurs. This differs from rate, which measures data points of behavior by time. An example of this would be a patient who raises their hand five times in a session is a collection of frequency. Noting that the [...]

By |August 26th, 2021|Categories: Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments