An Ethical & Solution Focused Discussion of TRICARE Policy Pain Points
Recorded Webinars | Advocacy
Recorded August 25, 2022
There were several changes made to the TRICARE Autism Care Demonstration (ACD) policy specific to
applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for military families with autistic children occurred in March 2021. Since then, ABA providers have been required to deliver services in accordance with the policy located in the TRICARE Operations Manual (TOM), Chapter 18, Section 4. There have been challenges with ABA providers submitting work products that accurately reflect the necessary components to begin, maintain, and discharge an autistic beneficiary from services.
This webinar begins by reviewing some of the ethics standards from the Behavior Analyst’s Certification Board (BACB) Ethics for Behavior Analysts (the Code) that are applicable to delivering ABA services. It will then touch on the process of obtaining information for a diagnosis, as well as all the other phases of ABA service delivery. There will also be a section that reviews session note documentation. The webinar will review some of the policy requirements in each phase of service, common mistakes, and recommendations for solutions. All of this information will be related to the Code to highlight the various ethical considerations for each section. Attendees will learn about some of the areas ABA providers have difficulty with and alternative ways to ensure compliance with the TRICARE ACD policy. By ensuring this information is connected to the Code, the focus will be on ensuring the continuity of each client’s care.
- Attendees will learn about important ethics standards applicable to providers delivering ABA services under the TRICARE ACD policy.
- Attendees will understand common ABA provider mistakes made with respect to the TRICARE ACD policy for ABA services.
- Attendees will learn about the solutions identified for common mistakes made by ABA providers adhering to the TRICARE ACD policy for ABA services.
Rebecca Womack, MS, BCBA, LBA, currently serves as the Vice President of Clinical Standards for BlueSprig Pediatrics, Inc. She works collaboratively with the Clinical Team by ensuring all clinicians engage in clinical activities that align with industry standards, research, payor policy requirements, and best practice guidelines. She also serves as a member of the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) Public Policy Committee. Her experience includes working in group homes, facilities, daycare centers, schools, and family homes. She’s implemented and provided consultation regarding evidence-based therapy across the United States as well as overseas. Whatever the role, her ultimate goal is to make a significant impact through effective and efficient services utilizing the science of behavior analysis.
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