Family Adaptive Behavior Treatment Guidance
Using and Reporting CPT Code 97156
Original Webinar Date: September 2, 2020
CEU offered: 1.5 Learning CEU
Short Title: Using and Reporting CPT Code 97156
Webinar Duration: 1 hour 30 min
- Rebecca Womack, BCBA
- Gina Green, Ph.D., BCBA-D
- Jenna Minton, Esq
97156 - Family Guidance - Caregiver Training . . . whatever you call it, providing this service is integral to the ability of clients to generalize their treatment effects across settings and people. Yet, many organizations and providers may not be fully aware of all the different aspects of service delivery associated with this code.
Organizations providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) services must have a well-established understanding of the direct and indirect activities required of behavior analysts when they are rendering CPT code 97156. The plan development for caregivers must be derived from an assessment process based on medical necessity and designed to achieve highly individualized and socially significant outcomes. Ongoing monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) tied to the delivery of this service will allow for optimization of treatment utilization. Compliance monitoring related to rendering services with CPT code fidelity and audits of documentation enable organizations to provide treatment with responsibility and integrity.
This presentation will review the elements related to delivering family guidance services for caregivers, practical applications through the assessment and treatment process, and considerations for ongoing evaluation of metrics associated with these activities.