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BHCOE Accreditation

Accreditation is foundational to ensuring access to the necessary quality-driven applied behavior analysis (ABA) services patients seek. BHCOE Accreditation’s pivotal role is focused on validation of ABA provider organization commitment to the Standards of Excellence in ABA Therapy.

What Are the Benefits of ABA Accreditation?

Accreditation helps ABA practices, payors, and ultimately patients and their families in several ways.

Service Delivery Improvement

Thorough evaluation of a provider’s operations by a third-party ABA expert reveals where it can refine its offerings.

Best Practice
Insights

Access to carefully researched information on policies and procedures gives providers goals to strive for.

Demonstrated Commitment to Quality

Accreditation shows patients and peers that you strive to deliver the most effective therapy possible.

Solid Foundation for
New Providers

Achieving accreditation helps recently formed practices create solid foundations for future success.

Greater Uniformity for Larger Practices

Accreditation ensures multi-site organizations are delivering high-quality services across all locations.

ANSI-Approved
Standards

We are accredited by the American National Standards Institute, which ensures we are qualified to develop guidelines in our area of expertise.

Full Accreditation

Full accreditation is for organizations actively engaging with patients. It involves peer review and benchmarking.

Training Site Accreditation

This accreditation is for organizations that provide fieldwork experience and training to individuals pursuing certification as behavior analysts.

Telehealth
Accreditation

This process is for organizations that provide clinical services in a telehealth modality.

School
Accreditation

School Accreditation is designated for ABA programs within public and private schools. This process includes a review of the school’s policies and procedures, clinical and administrative systems, and clinical practices.

Accreditation Benefits Patients and Providers

Increased retention. Under 50% to over 200% for accredited/non-accredited providers.

Increased staff satisfaction (out of 10). 8.5 to 7.5 for accredited/non-accredited providers.

Increased patient satisfaction (net promoter score). 50% to 45% for accredited/non-accredited providers.

Increased patient satisfaction (quality-of-life score 1-10). 8.25 to 8.00 for accredited/non-accredited providers.

Oversight Committees

We are a neutral entity that ensures the interests of all applied ABA stakeholders are represented in the future of the profession and the definition of its standards and quality measures. Oversight committees aid our organization in collaborating across diverse stakeholders to develop benchmarks that help advance the field.

BHCOE Commission

Overview

BHCOE Commission members work together to develop and evaluate ABA standards via a transparent, consensus-based process that allows for participation and comment by all stakeholders. Commission members represent a variety of stakeholders, including government agencies, faculty, clinicians, patient-advocates, payers, employers, and administrators. These BHCOE Commission members have expertise in a variety of specific behavior analytic disciplines, as well as general expertise in applied behavior analysis research, healthcare, measurement science, statistics, law, and policy.

Meeting Schedule

As Needed (PRN)

Krys Bienia

TRICARE

Matthew T. Brodhead

BCBA-D

Associate Professor
Michigan State University

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Diana Davis-Wilson

DBH, BCBA, LBA

Chief Executive Advisor
Aspen Behavioral Consulting
Assistant Teaching Professor
Ball State University

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Stephanie Gorbold

Founder and Chairwoman of the Board
GBC Autism Services

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Tiffany Hodges

BCBA-D, Psy.D.

Clinical Director
Optum

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Jessica Irwin

President & Founder
S.E.E.K. Arizona

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Maegen Pierce

Founder and CEO
Breakthrough Behavior

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Hanna Rue

Ph.D.

Chief Clinical Officer
LEARN Behavioral

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Joshua Sleeper

Chief Executive Officer
Trumpet Behavioral Health/BlueSprig Pediatrics

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Paul Terdal

Senior Management Consultant
Terdal Consulting LLC

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Motisola Washington

Megan Woods

DBH LBA BCBA,

Health Services Administrative Services Officer
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

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Rebecca Urbano Powell

Executive Director
Seven Dimensions Behavioral Health

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Krista Boe

CCO
Acorn Health

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Kaitlin Causin

COO
Arise Autism Center

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Wayne Fuqua

PhD, BCBA-D

Professor and Chairperson
Western Michigan University

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Lisa Grost

Autism Program Section Manager
Michigan Department of Community Health

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Tyler Hogan

MA, BCBA

Director of Clinical Improvement
Proud Moments ABA

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Julie Kornack

Chief Government &
Payor Relations Officer
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

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Bob Ross

Ed.D., BCBA-D, LABA

Senior Vice President of Treatment Efficacy and Graduate Education
BEACON Services

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Landria Seals Green

Founder and President
ExcelPrep
Founder and Chief Visionary Officer
Huddle Online

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Darren Sush

Psy.D., BCBA-D

Head of Autism and Psychology
Evernorth, a Cigna Corporation

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Michele Trivedi

Manager
The Arc of Indiana Insurance Advocacy Resource Center

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Michael Wright

Chief Clinical Officer
Ascend Behavior Partners

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Shelby Dorsey

Director of Clinical Services
Waypoint Behavioral Health Solutions

Disciplinary Review Committee (DRC)

Overview

The Disciplinary Review Committee (DRC) is responsible for enforcement of the Standards of Excellence for Applied Behavior Analysis Services and additional rules and regulations of the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) accreditation process. The goal is to maintain the integrity of the BHCOE Accreditation and the “BHCOE-accredited” designation and to support providers in maintaining compliance with the standards. The DRC hears compliance concerns lodged against BHCOE-accredited providers and ensures due process to accused organizations. BHCOE’s compliance process ensures equal consideration of both the complainant and the provider, and its goal is to support organizations in maintaining compliance with the Standards of Excellence. The DRC consists of four members who hold a BACB certification or equivalent credential/certification in good standing and are affiliated with a BHCOE accredited provider that is in good standing.

Meeting Schedule

Monthly

Jessica Gruber

M.A., BCBA

Chief Clinical Officer
The Place for Children with Autism

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Appeal Review Committee (ARC)

Overview

The Appeal Review Committee (ARC) is responsible for enforcement of the Standards of Excellence for Applied Behavior Analysis Services and additional rules and regulations of the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) accreditation process. The goal is to maintain the integrity of the BHCOE Accreditation and the “BHCOE-accredited” designation and to support providers in maintaining compliance with the standards. The ARC hears compliance concerns lodged against BHCOE-accredited providers and ensures due process to accused organizations. BHCOE’s compliance process ensures equal consideration of both the complainant and the provider, and its goal is to support organizations in maintaining compliance with the Standards of Excellence. The ARC consists of four members who hold a BACB certification or equivalent credential/certification in good standing and are affiliated with a BHCOE accredited provider that is in good standing.

Meeting Schedule

As Needed (PRN)

Krista Boe

CCO
Acorn Health

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Stacey Shook

Director
Northwest Behavioral Associates

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Michael Wright

Chief Clinical Officer
Ascend Behavior Partners

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Reena Naami

Director, Owner
Spark Center for Autism

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