ABA Coding Primer

Questions and Answers about Reporting ABA Services to Health Plans


Original Webinar Date: July 1, 2020

CEU offered: 1.0 Learning CEU

Short Title:  ABA Coding Primer

Webinar Duration: 63 min

CE Instructors:

  • Jenna Minton, Esq.
  • Yvonne Bruinsma, PhD, BCBA-D


Abstract:  

In this session, the presenters will provide answers to the most common questions they have received about health plan coverage of ABA services delivered in person and remotely, i.e., by telepractice, following the release of the new codes in 2019 as well as during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also provide information about resources on this topic that have been developed recently. In the latter part of the session, participants will have an opportunity to submit questions that were not addressed.



Instructor(s)

Esq

Jenna Minton

Jenna W. Minton, Esq. is the President of Proactive Strategies (formerly Minton Healthcare Strategies). Proactive Strategies specializes in guiding clients through Medicare and Medicaid regulatory processes. Specifically, Jenna focuses on the development of CPT Codes. Jenna also assists in valuing medical services through the AMA Relative Update Committee. From 2016 through the end of March 2019, Jenna guided and contributed substantially to the efforts of the ABA coding work group, including the development of the 2019 ABA CPT code set and generation of subsequent educational materials aimed at their implementation. Jenna also serves as the Director of Operations at Residential Options, Inc. (ROI). She oversees audit, contracting, and reimbursement issues for ROI which employs almost 350 people and services around 300 clients with ASD or a developmental disabilities. Jenna is licensed to practice law in Maryland and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association.

PhD BCBA-D

Yvonne Bruinsma

Yvonne Bruinsma founded In STEPPS in 2010. She has more than 25 years of experience in the field. She previously gained extensive experience as the clinical director and clinical manager at several agencies and brought PRT to the Netherlands. She has been an active researcher and continues publishing in the field. Yvonne has written articles in peer-reviewed journals and in 2015, wrote and published a seminal article with other top researchers in autism treatment about Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions such as PRT. Yvonne also has co-written a book about Naturalistic Developmental Behavior Interventions (NDBI) currently in press. She earned her master’s in developmental psychology from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, and her master’s and doctorate in special education, developmental disabilities, from University of California, Santa Barbara. Yvonne was certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) in 2008.