Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Panel #387
CE Offered: BACB
Managed Care, Autism, and Applied Behavior Analysis: Challenges and Opportunities
Monday, May 26, 2014
2:00 PM–2:50 PM
W184a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: AUT/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Terence G. Blackwell, Licensed School Administrator
Chair: Terence G. Blackwell (Services for the UnderServed)
RISHI CHELMINSKI (Services for the Underserved)
JODI BOUER (Bouer Law)

Mandated insurance coverage for autism services is either in law or in the process of becoming law in 37 of the 50 states. This transition has resulted in a many states embracing Applied Behavior Analysis as an evidence-based standard in the treatment of autism and other intellectual disabilities. However, substantial divides remain throughout much of the country between the medical models of care embraced by most insurance companies, and the approaches inherent to the practice of ABA. Practitioners? experiences from the states where these laws are already in place may provide the field with critical information on what is working and is not. A panel that includes behavior analysts, an insurance attorney, and a managed care executive will discuss these topics toward providing practical guidance to practitioners, and informing relevant policy at the national level.




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