Treatment Plan

Authorization periods should not typically be for less than 6 months and may involve  some or all of the following services. If there is a question as to the appropriateness or effectiveness of ABA for a particular client, a review of treatment data may be conducted more frequently (for example, after 3 months of treatment). In addition, if third-party clinical review (also known as peer review) is required by a healthcare funder or manager, the reviewer should be a Behavior Analyst with experience in ABA treatment of  ASD.

The following list represents common services* that should be authorized for optimal treatment outcome. Others  may  be appropriate.
1. Behavior-Analytic   Assessment
2. Treatment Plan Development and Modification
3. Direct Treatment to Individuals or Groups with 
        Implementation by Behavior Analysts and/or 
        Behavior Technicians.
4. Supervision (both direct and indirect) by Behavior Analysts
5. Travel to Ensure Equitable Access to Services (for example, 
        rural and underserved areas)
6. Parent and Community Caregiver Training to Individuals or Groups
7. Consultation to Ensure Continuity and/or Coordination of  Care
8. Discharge Planning

*These services may be effectively delivered via telehealth in jurisdictions that permit such delivery systems.

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