The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) has released a draft bulletin and related documents for review and comment. The purpose of the draft bulletin and related forms is to inform behavioral health managed care organizations and providers of the procedures for requesting Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) using Behavioral Specialist Consultant-Autism Spectrum Disorder (BSC-ASD) and Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) services. The draft documents describe the minimum qualifications needed to provide ABA using BSC-ASD and TSS services, and the procedure code and modifier combinations that can be used to bill for services when such services are used by appropriately qualified individuals to provide ABA.
This draft bulletin is being shared at this time for public comment. Comments should be sent to OMHSAS by Friday, July 8.