Course List 2

PRICE: $50  


The release of the results from the Inspector General's audit of TRICARE funding reflects the need for provider education on meeting funding source documentation requirements. This webinar will provide information shared by the Defense Health Agency during their workshop at the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts 2018 conference. Attendees will learn how to apply TRICARE Operation Manual requirements to their session note documentation. They will also receive guidance on how to oversee cases according to our field's standards of care and ethical requirements. Funding source requirements often do not specify that providers submit clinically sound documentation. Attendees will be equipped to meeting funding requirements in a clinically sound and ethical manner during this presentation.

BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPANTS

All participants will receive:

  • 2 Type II BACB® CEUs that count towards ethics requirement

  • Documentation requirements for TRICARE Autism Care Demonstration providers as described in the current TRICARE Operations Manual and a workshop at the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts convention

  • Examples and discussion about how to implement the TRICARE session note requirements.

  • Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Compliance Code standards that apply to documentation and other policies set by third-party payers

  • Suggested strategies for integrating TRICARE documentation requirements with BACB Compliance Code and other standards of care in applied behavior analysis

COURSE OBJECTIVES

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Gina Green – received a PhD in Psychology (Analysis of Behavior) from Utah State University in 1986 following undergraduate and master’s degree studies at Michigan State University. She has been a faculty member in Behavior Analysis and Therapy at Southern Illinois University; Director of Research at the New England Center for Children in Southborough, Massachusetts; Associate Scientist at the E.K. Shriver Center for Mental Retardation in Waltham, Massachusetts; Research Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School; a Lecturer in Public Health and Special Education at San Diego State University; and a consultant in private practice. Currently Dr. Green is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts. She has authored numerous publications on the treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries, as well as the experimental analysis of behavior. Dr. Green co-edited the books Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism and Making a Difference: Behavioral Intervention for Autism. She serves or has served on the editorial boards of several professional journals in developmental disabilities and behavior analysis. Dr. Green also serves on the Autism Advisory Group of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and the advisory boards of several autism programs and organizations. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, former president of the Association for Behavior Analysis and the California Association for Behavior Analysis, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, a founding Director of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Council for Scientific Medicine and Mental Health, and the Association for Behavior Analysis. Other recognitions and awards include Psychology Today’s “Mental Health Professional of the Year” (2000); honorary Doctor of Science degree from The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland (2005); California Association for Behavior Analysis Award for Outstanding Contributions to Behavior Analysis (2013); New York State Association for Behavior Analysis John W. Jacobson Award for Contributions to Behavior Analysis (2013); Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis & Therapy Sidman Award for Enduring Contributions to Applied Behavior Analysis (2014); Friend of the Kendall Centers, Modesto, CA (2014); Autism Speaks Provider of the Year (2014); Behavior Analyst Certification Board Michael Hemingway Award (2017); and American Psychological Association Division 25 Don Hake Translational Research Award (2017). Dr. Green lectures and consults widely on autism and related disorders, behavioral research, effective interventions for people with disabilities, and public policies affecting the practice of applied behavior analysis.

Rebecca Womack – Since graduating from my master’s program at North Dakota State University, she has been privileged to serve adults and children in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) in a variety of capacities. From facility-based care, to working group homes, day centers, schools, and homes of families, her experience includes implementing evidence-based therapy across multiple settings. She has traveled across the United States and overseas to provide consultation for families with children who have autism. Additional experiences include administrative work, presentations, staff and parent training, and supervision. As the appointed director for the Behavior Analysis Advocacy Network (BAAN), she works closely with policy makers to preserve services and the continuity of care for military children with autism. Her current duties involve serving as the Director of Clinical Services for Autism Response Team Texas. The clinic provides in home and center-based ABA therapy for adults and children. They enjoy partnering with community groups to support parents and families who have children with disabilities. Whatever the role, her ultimate goal is to always make a significant impact through effective and efficient services utilizing the science of ABA.


QUESTIONS?

If you have questions about this course, please email Rebecca Womack: rebecca@advocateaba.org

PRICE: $200  


Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®s) are trained in the implementation of procedures that are conceptually systematic and evidence based. Treatment plans containing interventions derived from published research but fail to establish medical necessity will not be funded. This online seminar covers an essential component for creating work products reviewed by insurances: treatment plans based upon medical necessity. Presenters will review strategies for evaluating diagnostic reports and integrating the content throughout the treatment plan. This seminar will also teach providers how to use assessment probes to provide sufficient justification for areas targeted for intervention, and review the professional and ethical compliance code (PECC) as it applies to the medical necessity review process.

BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPANTS

All participants will receive:

  • 4 Type II BACB® CEUs that count towards ethics requirement

  • A template for writing treatment plans based on medical necessity

  • Opportunity to request access to a WikiPage with more resources related to insurance and medical necessity

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Define Medical Necessity
  • Create goals and objectives directly related to symptoms and impairments related to an autism diagnosis
  • Describe the necessary components of a comprehensive treatment plan, to include background, progress, transition, discharge, and recommendations
  • Discuss factors to consider when determining the intensity of ABA services
  • Review the PECC as it applies to the medical necessity review process

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Tim Courtney earned a Masters of Science in applied behavior analysis from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in 2006 and became a board certified behavior analyst that same year. He has worked as a behavior analyst since 2003 with different organizations across the United States. Tim has presented on writing treatment plans based on medical necessity at numerous conferences including ABAI, APBA, and FABA.

In addition to his work as a behavior analyst, Tim has been a co-instructor in the ABA department of FIT since 2007. His research interests include functional assessment, medical and dental avoidance and escape behavior, verbal behavior and dissemination of the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. Tim is currently working on his Ph.D. in special education at Purdue University.


QUESTIONS?

If you have questions about this course, please email Rebecca Womack: rebecca@advocateaba.org

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