As of March 2022, IABA Consultants is accepting Illinois Medicaid All Kids members! We have been working hard over the past year to make sure everything is in place for proper billing and services. Let’s go over what we’ve done and what to expect with Medicaid and ABA therapy services here at IABA Consultants.
Getting Approved for Medicaid & ABA Services
The process for us to accept Medicaid as an insurance provider took a long time mainly because ABA therapy & services have only very recently been accepted for coverage by Medicaid. October 2021 was the first time the state of IL listed ABA therapy services as billable by Medicaid for children with autism.
When a new area of coverage makes its way into Medicaid coverage, there was a lot of red tape to get through. ABA services were no different. We have finished the state auditing process to become a Behavioral Health Clinics and hired licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) to get on the same page for helping families with Medicaid. ABA therapy Medicaid coverage is a totally new field, so everyone on our team needed to learn.
Medicaid ABA Services at IABA Consultants
The programs we create for individuals with Medicaid will be nearly identical to those of individuals with private insurance. Each person is different, so care plans and services need to be carefully constructed.
While the general ABA services are currently the only therapy we offer (as of March 2022), we have plans for more in the future. Our LCSWs have started working on the following supplemental care services:
- Social skills groups (tentatively scheduled for summer 2022)
- LCSW-led groups
- Resource library for families & clients
Other possibilities we want to look at down the road include:
- Crisis teams for extreme behaviors
- On-staff psychologists
- Parental care programs for at-risk families
- Counseling (both individual and family)
- Medication monitoring & management
We are also working on getting in-home ABA therapy added to our Medicaid programs. Given the demand for in-home services, we are currently adding and training staff. There are also certain aspects of in-home therapy that make RBT requirements more specific for Medicaid children. We will update Medicaid & in-home services as soon as we have staff available.
Having social workers on staff has led us to some interesting ideas that will benefit all of our clients regardless of funding.
ABA Therapy from IABA Consultants
IABA consultants is now accepting All Kids Medicaid!
Medicaid Clinic Timeline:
- Oak Lawn: Current
- Naperville: May 2022
- Glenview: Summer 2022
- Managed Care Plans: Summer 2022
Dates are tentative and may be subject to change.
For details and coverage information, find the location closest to you and give us a call or send us an email.
If you have questions regarding autism treatment, education, or plans to use ABA therapy, we are here for you! Our goal is to make sure no family is turned away due to financial constraints. Our therapy team would love to talk to you. Find the location closest to you and give us a call. We’re here for you.