Professional Practice Update
Changes to Adaptive Behavior Assessment and Treatment Codes Presented at February 2017 CPT Meeting
BABAT’s Professional Practice Committee has a vested interest in matters related to the professional practice of Applied Behavior Analysis in New England. The following message may be of interest to our members providing insurance-funded ABA services. Questions regarding BABAT’s professional practice committee may be directed to Brandon Herscovitch at firstname.lastname@example.org
As some providers may be aware, APBA, ABAI, Autism Speaks and the BACB have been collaborating for some time now in an effort to modify the existing Category III code set for Adaptive Behavior Analysis assessment and treatments. These efforts have been two-fold, serving as an attempt to clarify the areas of confusion identified by providers within existing codes, as well as to request modification of the codes from Category III to Category I CPT codes. In early February representatives from these organizations attended the CPT Editorial Panel meeting in New Orleans to present a code change proposal to the Panel, outlining these requested changes.
Results from the February meeting will be available for via the American Medical Association’s website: https://www.ama-assn.org/