|Public Policy and Practice | Update: August 17, 2011|
Update on health plans and behavior analysts in California.
If you are a BCBA or BCBA-D and also hold a professional license issued by the State of California, Anthem Blue Cross in California wants to contact you in order to establish an ABA provider network. Wellpoint is attempting to comply with the terms of a settlement reached with the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC). If you meet these criteria and are interested in becoming a provider for Anthem Blue Cross, contact Michael Piellucci at 858-571-8251.
Unfortunately, these settlements do not permit BACB certified providers who do not also have a license in a medically related field to independently provide services. This means that many of the most qualified clinicians are going to be excluded from the networks (see calaba.org/ppc/news-2011-07-Jul19.shtm).
The DMHC settlements underscore two things:
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