In a recent webinar, James Craig, director of payor relations with BHCOE, shared how funders establish rates and highlighted strategies providers can use to negotiate rates. James was joined by Sarah Vega, chief operating officer of Breakthrough Behavior, who shared with attendees a recent rate negotiation success story.
BHCOE is excited to announce our newly accredited and reaccredited organizations for October 2020.
This content is for members only. If you are not yet a member and would like to view this content, join as an Individual Member. Get a closer look at three of the most well-known certifications for behavior technicians: Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT®), Applied Behavior Analysis Technician (ABAT®), and Board Certified Autism Technician (BCAT).
We are excited to announce BHCOE’s newly accredited and reaccredited organizations for the months of August and September 2020.
The ABA industry comprises a variety of independent professional organizations which exist to serve and support their members. The four most commonly found are certifying bodies, professional associations, trade associations, and accrediting bodies. Together, they...
Sex and sexuality education is vital to supporting healthy development and preventing undesirable outcomes for individuals with autism. But while competence in sexuality education is widely discussed, it is sorely lacking in application and research. In BHCOE's...
BHCOE’s ANSI Commission comprises experts from seven different organization types, an effort meant to ensure that the Standards developed by BHCOE accurately and effectively represent the stakeholders who pursue accreditation.
Karen Bearss, Ph.D. of the RUBI Autism Network discusses the evidence-based training program that gives parents the tools to support a child with ASD.
BHCOE’s webinar on July 28, 2020 reviewed new Diversity Standards with panelists Hellen Adedipe , Founder and Clinical Director of The Reason for Hope, Elizabeth Fong, Associate Director at Pepperdine University's Online Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis Program...
As we’re still in the midst of COVID-19, ABA organization leaders are forecasting their funding needs and adjusting cash flow opportunities. Common questions are, “How do we identify appropriate strategies to respond to fluctuating cash flow?” and “How do we remain solvent during a time of financial unknowns?”
Authored by: Sam Blanco PhD, BCBA, LBA, Mordechai Meisels MS, BCBA, LBA, Bryan J. Blair, PhD, LABA, BCBA-D, and Laura Leonard MS, BCBA, LBA As providers of services to people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), we are experiencing an unprecedented situation given...
Due to the most recent outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov), we understand that behavioral health organizations and autism centers around the world are seeking telehealth options. To best serve our behavioral health communities, we’ve gathered a list of HIPAA-compliant telehealth software options.
Following BHCOE accreditation, we were able to engage in productive conversations with our payors on our clinical and business performance. As a result, we have been able to raise our hourly rates for RBT services by 40%. This has a significant positive impact on our ability to provide effective, quality services to our patients.
Maegen Pierce, MA BCBA
California, Florida, Virginia
We are committed to the field of behavior analysis and are thrilled that the BHCOE has developed this much-needed program to evaluate the clinical aspects of companies that provide ABA. It is the reputation of the field as a whole that benefits. Regarding the audit specific to our company, the process was straight-forward and easy to navigate. It was thorough and we feel effectively identified many of the qualities that are critical for a company providing ABA services. It was an extremely useful process for us to organize our practices and procedures in a way that could be presented to someone else. Also, the staff and parent feedback surveys were extremely informative and gave us jumping off points for continuing to improve the way we do things. Our auditor was stellar and it was clear she knew exactly what she was looking for and how to ask the right questions. Everyone at the BHCOE was excellent to work with. We felt supported rather than audited and we are so glad we made the decision to pursue the accreditation!
Working with the BHCOE was incredible. While we were initially anxious, the process was smooth and easy […] It helped us identify and pinpoint specific metrics that we needed to put in place, to help us grow and sustain a healthy practice. Anyone can start up and get clients, but scaling a quality organization is much more rigorous and demanding. BHCOE helps with this. The insight that they provide will help you grow your business. The network they’ve developed will help you grow your business. The accreditation that could result will help you grow your business. I have one regret: I should have started the process back in 2015 when I initially talked with Sara and the BHCOE. It is an honor to be BHCOE Accredited, and I have nothing but great experiences in working with their staff.
Rob El Fattal, M.S., BCBA
El Paso, Texas