The purpose of this Section is to establish guidelines for the provision of ABA services under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit.
(1) ABA focuses on the analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of instructional and other environmental modifications to produce meaningful changes in human behavior. ABA services include the use of direct observation, measurement, and functional analysis of the relations between the environment and behavior. Common ABA-based techniques include but are not limited to; discrete trial training (DTT); naturalistic developmental behavioral intervention (NDBI); and verbal behavioral intervention.
(2) ABA may be provided in a variety of settings, including home, community, or clinical. It involves development of an individualized treatment plan that includes transition and aftercare planning, and family/caregiver involvement.
(3) At an initial assessment, target symptoms are identified. A treatment plan is developed to identify core deficits and aberrant behaviors, and includes designated interventions intended to address these deficits and behaviors and that are functional, meaningful, and connected to the member's daily activities routines.
(4) ABA services require prior authorization [refer to Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-3-31 and 317:30-5-314].