Insurance Funded, Home Based ABA Therapy in NJ
First Children Services will serve as your advocate to ensure that your insurance carrier provides all services they are required to.
As of December 1, 2015, 43 states and the District of Columbia have laws that require insurance coverage of autism services which often includes ABA therapy. The current New Jersey Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Mandate requires all fully-insured plans written in the state of New Jersey to cover medically necessary behavioral intervention based on the principles of ABA for adults and children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), yearly or lifetime dollar amount limits are prohibited on these benefits.
Once approved by your health insurance carrier, First Children Services will send a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to your home to assess your child’s behavioral and academic needs to develop an individualized treatment plan and programming. A trained ABA therapist will then continue to provide therapeutic services to your child under the supervision of the BCBA. There will be frequent meetings where families will be able to discuss progress and express any concerns.
First Children Services is currently in network with the following insurance plans:
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
- United Optum
- Value Options