Association for Behavior Analysis International

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46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Workshop #W41
CE Offered: BACB — 
The Private Practice Model: Including Leveraging Time With RBTs
Friday, May 22, 2020
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
To Be Determined
Area: AUT/OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Terence G. Blackwell, M.Ed.
TERENCE G. BLACKWELL (Chimes International Limited)
Description: As ABA services are now reimbursed through commercial major medical insurance plans in 49 of 50 states; practitioners wrestle with business operations questions. There are also concerns and questions about "risk exposure" for fraud allegations and investigations. This session details how to position yourself as a small business, including the required oversight for supervising staff (e.g., RBTs) and reducing risk by setting up basic internal compliance controls. This content is proven by the author's operational experience in running both small and very large human services and educational agencies.
Learning Objectives: 1) The learner will demonstrate creation of a basic operational budget for a small business. 2) The learner will discriminate and demonstrate knowledge of the basic elements of committing billing fraud. 3) The learner will write their own "USP", unique services proposition, to support their service model. {marketing} 4) The learner will be able to demonstrate in a written quiz, the required criteria for supervision of an RBT.
Activities: lecture format including worksheets for budgeting Quiz: on the basics of the element of fraud and on the supervision requirements of RBTs. Small group discussion on the creation of marketing Copy of BACB ethical standards for discussion as applicable to small business entities (and sole practitioners)
Audience: BCBAs, BCaBAs and BCBA-D, who are experienced in the field for at least 3 years and who are considering entering the business of delivery of ABA services will find value in attending.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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