Why we rebranded the company
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by jtodrick
2y ago
Most of us know the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on people’s health. The pandemic, which has claimed nearly a million lives in the U.S. and over six million worldwide, also thrust into focus another crisis that it fuels—mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in the United States, one in five adults are diagnosed with a mental health condition. But sadly, only an estimated 46% receive treatment. Amongst youths, approximately 50% receive treatment.  The impact of people not receiving quality mental health care is extensive. People with mental heal ..read more
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14 Top ABA Resources You Need To Know About
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by gwood
2y ago
At WebABA, we believe that therapists and parents of children on the autism spectrum can benefit from various insightful and educational ABA-related materials across the internet. We’re here to highlight some of the top news platforms, podcasts, educational blogs, and scientific resources on all things Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Whether you’re a parent, advocate, RBT, speech therapist, or BCBA, this list is for you! Pin them, reference them often, or do whatever you can to keep these valuable resources top-of-mind. Thank us later! Your ABA Resource List Applied Behavior Analysis Edu ..read more
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Financial Self-Care for ABA Professionals
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by gwood
2y ago
by Tania Duarte, M.S. BCBA Securing and taking care of your financial health is an important part of self-care. Setting goals is a key component when working towards creating and maintaining a successful budget. It is always a good idea to break your long-term goals into smaller, easily obtainable short-term goals. The best way to improve your odds of success is to use the “S.M.A.R.T” method. “S.M.A.R.T.” goals have five characteristics: (S)pecific, (M)easurable, (A)chievable, (R)elevant, and (T)ime-bound. Each part contributes to why this method is effective in the goal-setting process ..read more
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ABA Billing Cheat Sheet & Best Practices
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by gwood
2y ago
When health insurance and government programs first acknowledged Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a medically necessary treatment, there weren’t billing codes specific to ABA. As a result, ABA therapists and billers would have to use generic billing codes to file ABA claims.  This brought confusion and inconsistency to the claims process, sometimes causing denials.The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) requested the CPT Editorial Panel to amend billing codes to standardize ABA billing in 2012. Consequently, new CPT I and CPT III codes took effect in 2019 to help p ..read more
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How to Recognize Burn Out Before It’s an Issue
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by gwood
2y ago
Self-compassion is a mindset and a thought process. If practiced frequently, self-care can be learned over time and become second nature. Learning how to implement acts of self-kindness is equally important to understand how to recognize when we are moving in the direction of burnout. Recognizing the stages of burnout will assist with the timely implementation of proactive measures to reduce the likelihood of moving further down the rabbit hole. In 1974, Herbert Freudenberger coined the term “burnout” upon release of his book, Burnout: The High Cost of High Achievement. Freudenberger define ..read more
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ABA Business Best Practices and KPIs You Need to Know About
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by Nadésia Douté
2y ago
We’re going to be discussing RCM, revenue cycle management, which is the process of identifying, practicing, and managing your practice’s revenue. RCM is consistently adapting to allow healthcare workers to optimize the outcomes. Over the years, the healthcare system has changed to accommodate new research findings on topics such as treatment effectiveness, ethical considerations, virtual healthcare, diagnostic tools, and more. “A majority of healthcare organizations have been on a journey to upgrade core applications — in fact, 99% are in some stage of digital transformation” (Barrett & ..read more
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10 Professional Resources for ABA Therapists
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by gwood
2y ago
The truth is that the learning journey for an (Applied Behavior Analysis) ABA therapist never ends. There is always more to learn from other professionals, patients, and the community of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Continuous education is essential because it equips you with knowledge, skills, and tools to improve your practice. There are multiple platforms, each with varying opportunities and information for ABA therapists. Here are ten professional resources for ABA therapists.  1. Professional Organizations Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) The BACB is a n ..read more
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Top Claim Denial Reasons & How Denials Impact Your ABA Practice
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by gwood
2y ago
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is one of the most common and impactful treatments a medical Practice or practitioner can offer a patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Though autism coverage varies from  state to state, it is legally mandated in 46 states for insurance companies to offer autism the same coverage, it gives other conditions.  By being the most popular treatment for autism, applied behavioral analysis is the most likely to face denial from insurance companies which can result in your practice writing off revenue.  Reasons For Denial Of ABA Cl ..read more
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CEU Resources for BCBAs
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by gwood
2y ago
You finished a grueling few years in graduate school, passed your BCBA certification exam, and landed your dream job. That calls for celebration, so cheers!    It has now been a while since you started working as a certified behavior analyst in the autism spectrum. Challenges have been there, but you navigated them with astounding skill and level-headedness. Cheers to that too.  But now you’re facing your toughest challenge yet—getting recertified to keep your certifications current. You know too well that you need to fulfill the mandated continuing education r ..read more
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Billing Tips for Smaller ABA Practices
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by gwood
2y ago
As the nation faces the end of the pandemic, the business of ABA practices faces yet another shift. After spending the last year and a half adapting to the financial climate of COVID-19, practice owners can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Before providers can start to climb back up the financial ladder, they must transition their attention more heavily to their claim management process. The success of your organization depends on the health of your financial process, which hinges on the success of your claim reimbursements. While many providers have spent years creating and ..read more
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