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  • What insurance is accepted? 

    • Depending on service and county location. 

      • Blue Cross Blue Shield 

      • Blue Care Network 

      • Medicaid

      • Other Private Providers 

    • Early On is provided by the state. 

  • Who can receive ABA services and what is the process? 

    • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a evidence based treatment with a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA), and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) who address the needs and concerns of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

    • The process includes receiving an Autism diagnosis from an Approved Autism Evaluation Center (AAEC) if your insurance requires it. A Support Coordinator is required based on insurance. A doctor prescription is requested to verify team collaboration and need. A behavior assessment will be conducted if there is a concern and if the child qualifies for service the team will collaborate on treatment.

  • Who can receive ST, OT, PT services and what is the process? 

    •  Speech (ST), Occupational Therapy (OT), and Physical Therapy (PT) are specialists to address the needs and concerns of a child with and without underlying disorders. 

    • The process includes receiving a doctor’s prescription for evaluation and treatment to verify team collaboration and area of concern. The staff will review insurance information and schedule an assessment to analyze the area of need with the guardian. Once the evaluation is complete the team will discuss if the child qualifies for treatment. If so, collaborate on a treatment plan and schedule if possible. 

  • Who can receive Early On services and what is the process? 

    • Early On is an early intervention program for children birth to age 3 and their families who may have delays or are at risk for delays due to certain health conditions. The program is designed to promote their child’s development to adress the social, health, and education services. 

    • The process is to complete a referral form from  https://www.1800earlyon.org/ , from there the team can meet with the child and family, then a plan can be established. The service coordinator can review rights and services. 

  • An evaluation/treatment was completed at another center, what can I do? 

    • Depending on the area of need the specialist may request the documentation (evaluation report, treatment notes, plan of care, discharge, ect.) to see about a smooth transition or steps to accommodate. 

  • What does therapy look like? 

    • The therapy is one-on-one with the treatment tailored to their age and area of need. 

    • Depending on age, location, and targets the therapy will be tailored to meet the child at where they are at and challenge them systematically to grow in the area or skill. 

  • How long is therapy?

    • The time for each treatment depends on the therapy provided, the child’s need, and the family’s schedule. Therapy for ABA is longer compared to ST, OT, and PT. ABA can range with an average of four hours a day for five days a week. Where ST/OT/PT can range from thirty to forty-five minutes once to two to four times a week. 

  • What if my child needs more than one service, is that possible?

    • Chitter Chatter treats a child where they are at an individualized level. The child may only need one service, but sometimes multiple disciplines are involved for a whole treatment approach. Scheduling is flexible based on the child’s needs and the family’s availability. 

  • Why in ABA is there a lot of hours recommended? 

    • Research for Applied Behavior Analysis supports the need through intensive intervention. The requested time is discussed by the team and supporting insurance to collaborate what is the best option for the child. The team is flexible for family needs, but to promote success the family is a part of the process and treatment with carry over strategies and parent/guardian meetings. 

  • What does ICD-10 and CPT mean for insurance? 

    • ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision) is the code in the medical world of a diagnosis. 

    • CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) is the code in the medical world of the treatment provided. 

    • The ICD-10 and the CPT are the numbers and letters that communicate what is being treated and how it is being treated. Insurance references these based on services provided.

  • When should my child get services? 

    • The conversation can happen with the child’s doctor or with our staff members. The earlier the better. 

  • Why Chitter Chatter P.C.? 

    • Chitter Chatter celebrates every child. The team of clinicians, therapists, technicians, and staff members meets the child where they are at and promotes growth and development at their own pace. Team mentality is our strength, each practice communicates with each other to ensure carry over and problem solving to ensure the success of the child. 

    • Chitter Chatter P.C. has achieved national accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). The accreditation supports the team’s achievements of best practices standards, cultural competency, privacy protection for clients, and support for clinic and professional growth. 


 

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