Webinar - New CPT® Codes for Adaptive Behavior Services

What ABA Providers and Billers Need to Know

Jenna Minton, Minton Healthcare Strategies
Gina Green, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (BACB CE Instructor)

Effective January 1, 2019 the Category III (temporary) CPT® codes for adaptive behavior assessment and treatment that have been used by many health plans for billing applied behavior analysis services will be replaced by eight Category I and two modified Category III CPT codes. That is the result of an application to the American Medical Association CPT Editorial Panel that was developed by the Steering Committee for the ABA Services Work Group, which comprises representatives of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Association for Behavior Analysis International, Behavior Analyst Certification Board, and Autism Speaks as well as CPT consultants. The transition to the new codes will affect many ABA providers, consumers, payers, and health insurance billers. This webinar will provide information to help with that transition. Topics include differences between Category III and Category I CPT codes, how the codes for adaptive behavior services came about, an overview of the new codes, and approaches that payers may take to valuing (pricing) and implementing the new codes. Resource materials developed by the Steering Committee will also be reviewed. Presenters are Gina Green, APBA’s CEO and its principal representative to the ABA Services Work Group Steering Committee, and Jenna Minton, healthcare attorney and the principal CPT consultant to the work group. Two BACB Type 2 CEUs will be available to BACB certificants who are present for the entire duration of the webinar.

 

Sorry, registration for the live September 12 and 19 webinars closed September 7. No refunds for cancellations are available. A recording of the webinar will be made available for purchase after the September 19 session.

Emails with instructions for accessing the webinar are sent to the email addresses entered on the registration forms a few days before each webinar. If you registered for the September 12 session and have not received that message, please double-check the email address that was used for the registration and the junk/spam folders for that email account. If you registered for the September 19 webinar, look for an email message a few days prior to that date.

NOTE: APBA will host online Q&A sessions on the new CPT codes on October 19, 3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern time and November 6, 5:30 - 6:30 pm Eastern time. Watch our website and Facebook page for registration information. 

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