No, and Yes. In New York State, ABA can be implemented for an individual with behavioral challenges who does not have an ASD diagnosis and a prescription for ABA, by a NYS Licensed Psychologist (or similar practitioner, as defined by the NYS Office of the Professions). Unless they are working in an exempt setting, a NYS Licensed Behavior Analyst can only provide services to an individual with an Autism Diagnosis and a prescription or order for ABA services.
Yes, we do provide services through insurance. Coverage varies not only by insurance carriers, but also from plan to plan within a carrier. You must check with your insurance carrier to see if you have coverage for the "Enhanced Autism Benefit". Privately funded plans are less likely to provide coverage than commercial plans.
We do not accept Medicaid for payment of services, but there is a bigger problem: Medicaid in New York State does not recognize ABA as a treatment for Autism. As such, even if we did accept Medicaid, ABA would not be a covered service.
The owner of Behavioral Intervention Psychological Services PC is licensed in NYS as both a Psychologist as well as a Behavior Analyst, therefor
we can offer psychological services or behavioral services, but only those services. NYS regulations require that if a company offers multiple
services, the owner(s) must be licensed to practice in each of those fields.
Refer to the following for more detailed information: NYSED
We are very distressed by this also. We suggest that you start by writing to your local legislator to ask them to work towards passing legislation to
remove the scope restriction for ABA Services.
You can find more info on this here: NYSAB
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This information is provided as general guidance, and does not supersede the relevant laws, rules and regulations that apply. Should you have specific questions about the application of the specific laws, you should seek personal legal counsel.