Qualifications: Professional with a Master's degree who is certified as a Behavior Analyst by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. These professionals must have their credentials approved by the DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities before receiving payments for providing behavior intervention services and therapies to persons receiving services under the Illinois Adult, Children's Support and Children's Residential Medicaid Waivers.
IMPORTANT UPDATE to Coverage of Adaptive Behavior Support Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder:
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services issued a Provider Notice on 9/30/21 notifying Medical Assistance providers of an update in coverage of Adaptive Behavior Supports (ABS) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This coverage is for children with Medicaid Medical benefits. DHS, Division of Developmental Disabilities does not operate this program and is unable to answer questions about this service.
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Questions regarding ABS service coverage, prior authorization, and billing requirements for managed care enrolled customers should be directed to the appropriate HealthChoice Illinois MCO.
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