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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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

As the leading CentralReach Outsourced Billing Provider, we often speak very highly for it's ABA therapy billing software capabilities. 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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What Is Operant Conditioning For ABA Therapy?

As an ABA therapist, you have probably heard the term “Operant Conditioning” or “Instrumental Conditioning” being used in conjunction with therapeutic methods that focuses on the strength of specific behavior as well as how it can be modified via positive or negative reinforcement. It can theoretically be used for adults, children, and sometimes even in training animals. It also lends itself to ABA therapy principles. Though to find out how to use operant conditioning effectively, we are going to [...]

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Top Data Collection Methods for ABA Therapy

Being able to efficiently collect and analyze data is a critical component of Applied Behavior Analysis. Clinicians at every level use data to clearly understand the function of behaviors as well as develop treatment strategies to help modify them. Repeated data collection has been one of the primary methods for assessing behavior change through ABA treatment strategies. Though the exact data collection method that you use to track, analyze, and record all of this data will vary based on [...]

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What are Medical Referrals for Medical Billing & Why They Are Important?

Primary care physicians and general practitioners often need to refer patients to a specialist for more advanced diagnostics and specific treatments. This sometimes involves contact the specialist, clinic, or treatment center to get more informed advice while developing a customized treatment plan. Directing a patient to a specialist for diagnostics or advanced treatment is known as a “Referral” in the world of medical billing. Though there are a few details to be mindful of. Especially when you consider that [...]

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What Is A Medical Billing Fee Schedule?

Fee schedules play an important role in the realm of medical billing practices. Inefficient or ineffective fee schedule practices can lead to claim rejections, claim denials, and other delays that might interrupt an otherwise consistent revenue stream. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sponsors a comprehensive list of charges for health care services on a fee-for-service basis. These fee schedules play a critical role in making sure that practitioners providing care are reimbursed for the treatments they [...]

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What’s The Difference Between PIRP vs. GIRP vs. BIRP Notes

Behavioral health therapists frequently need to take notes both during and after a session. Tracking behaviors big and small play an important role in helping improve a patient’s treatment trajectory and meet therapeutic outcomes. In many ways, accurate notes play an important purpose. First and foremost they help catch behaviors on various scales. This also serves as an initial platform for tracking progress in efficient ways. Though there are different types of notes that an ABA therapist might choose [...]

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