Understanding medical necessity

Medical Necessity

Understanding medical necessity is critical when working with insurance companies to provide ABA services. This course provides an overview of what medical necessity is and how to use language the reviewers at the insurance companies understand to justify your services. Learn how to get your plan approved!

Understanding medical necessity

Learning Modules

Medical Necessity Basics

How to Document Medical Necessity

Learning objectives

This course helps you understand why treatment plans often get rejected, and how to include the language insurance companies are looking for.

Description of Event

This course includes 2 free downloads including:

  • Understanding Medical Necessity-a downloadable version of the first lesson for easy reference
  • Sample Treatment Plan-see how to incorporate medical necessity throughout your document to get your treatment plans approved

The course includes many examples of language you can use to describe how different common skill acquisition goals meet medical necessity criteria.


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Amelia is a BCBA working with children and young adults with autism. She has been working in the field since 2009 and has worked in a variety of settings including homes, schools, the community and clinics. She previously taught young children in a variety of settings including Head Start. She has a passion for helping children and families reach their full potential.