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PDFWAC 182-531A-0900

Applied behavior analysis (ABA)Covered services.

(1) The medicaid agency covers only the following applied behavior analysis (ABA) services, delivered in settings described in WAC 182-531A-0600, for eligible clients:
(a) The ABA assessments that determine the relationship between environmental events and the client's behaviors;
(b) The direct provision of ABA services by the therapy assistant (TA) or lead behavior analysis therapist (LBAT);
(c) Initial ABA assessment and development of a written, initial ABA therapy treatment plan, limited to one per year;
(d) Up to four additional ABA assessments and revisions of the initial ABA therapy treatment plan per year, if necessary to meet client's needs;
(e) Supervision of the TA;
(f) Training and evaluation of family members or caregivers to carry out the approved ABA therapy treatment plans;
(g) Observation of the client's behavior to determine the effectiveness of the approved ABA therapy treatment plan; and
(h) On-site assistance in the event of a crisis.
(2) The agency covers the following services, which may be provided in conjunction with ABA services under other agency programs:
(a) Counseling;
(b) Dietician services;
(c) Interpreter services;
(d) Occupational therapy;
(e) Physical therapy;
(f) Speech and language therapy; and
(g) Transportation services.
(3) The agency does not authorize payment of ABA services that duplicate services provided in another setting.
(4) If a provider's request for covered services exceeds limitations in this section, the agency evaluates the request under WAC 182-501-0169.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160. WSR 15-19-121, § 182-531A-0900, filed 9/21/15, effective 10/22/15; WSR 14-24-083, § 182-531A-0900, filed 12/1/14, effective 1/1/15.]
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