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BHCOE 2023 First Quarter Accreditation Announcements
New Accredited ABA Provider Directory Launches
Announcing the new BHCOE Accredited Provider Directory—a comprehensive online database of ABA therapy providers across the U.S. and beyond.
Celebrating World Autism Month at BHCOE
April is World Autism Month, and we want to take a moment to thank all of the people who make an impact on autism every day. From parents and caregivers to therapists and educators, your dedication and hard work are essential to helping autistic individuals live...
New Workshop Series Available – Register for Part 1: Self Growth Today!
Are you feeling exhausted after helping others day in and day out? Compassion fatigue is real, and human care service professionals have been aware of it for years!
Compliancy Group is BHCOE’s Preferred Partner for HIPAA
BHCOE is proud to partner with Compliancy Group for HIPAA. Through this partnership, BHCOE Members will be able to automate their HIPAA compliance requirements at a special members-only rate. Compliancy Group’s software, the Guard, eliminates the burden of HIPAA in a...
NEW focused ABA Assessment Workshop Bundles
We are excited to announce the launch of our NEW focused ABA Assessment Workshop Bundles!
BHCOE November and December 2022 Accreditation Announcements
ANSI Adopts BHCOE Standards of Excellence as an American National Standard (ANS)
BHCOE is excited to announce that ANSI has adopted the BHCOE/ANSI Standard 201: Standards of Excellence for ABA Services as an American National Standard.
BHCOE Partners with Beaming Health to Help Families Find Quality ABA Care
BHCOE is excited to partner with leading ABA therapy search directory Beaming Health.
Announcing the Launch of our Sister Company: Accelerated Delegated Credentialing
BHCOE is excited to present Accelerated Delegated Credentialing (ADC), an NCQA certified Credential Verification Organization.
BHCOE September and October 2022 Accreditation Announcements
Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and Peach State Health Plan Announce Partnership to Advance Quality in Autism Treatment Outcomes
BHCOE and Peach State Health Plan have announced a strategic partnership aimed at researching and advancing improvements in ABA treatment delivery.
BHCOE July and August 2022 Accreditation Announcements
BHCOE June 2022 Accreditation Announcements
Key Updates to BHCOE’s 2022 Standards of Excellence for Applied Behavior Analysis
BHCOE is launching new standards for applied behavior analysis (ABA) and introducing changes to its accreditation process.
Black Applied Behavior Analysts and Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Partner to Benefit ABA Professionals
Organization that empowers the Black ABA community joins forces with BHCOE to support industry professionals.BECOME A MEMBER — We invite you to learn more about the benefits of being a BABA member.LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE)...
BHCOE May 2022 Accreditation Announcements
Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and Centene Announce Partnership to Advance Quality in Autism Treatment Outcomes
BHCOE and Centene Corporation have announced a strategic partnership aimed at researching and advancing improvements in the ABA field.
Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), 2U and Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Form Innovative Partnership to Expand and Enhance Training for Applied Behavior Analysis Students
The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), its online program management partner, 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), and the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), the organization committed to transforming person-centered behavioral health, today announced a new partnership that will increase the number of qualified training sites and improve the quality of training for applied behavior analysis (ABA) students.
Evernorth and Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Collaborate to Measure Health Outcomes for Autism Treatment
Evernorth, the health services business of Cigna Corporation, and BHCOE have announced a first-of-its-kind partnership for people with autism.
BHCOE March & April 2022 Accreditation Announcements
BHCOE February 2022 Accreditation Announcements
BHCOE January 2022 Accreditation Announcements
BHCOE Announces 2021 Accreditations & Reaccreditations
BHCOE is celebrating our accredited and reaccredited organizations for 2021. We are proud of the providers for engaging in these peer-review processes.
BHCOE November 2021 Accreditation Announcements
BHCOE October 2021 Accreditation Announcements
BHCOE Issues New Report on ABA Workforce Hourly Wages, Salaries and Turnover in The U.S.
Today, BHCOE, the international accrediting body for ABA, released a report presenting average hourly wages in the U.S. for direct care staff, and salaries for supervisory staff. The 2021 ABA Compensation & Turnover Report also includes job turnover data for direct care, supervisory staff and, for the first time, clinical directors. BHCOE last reported ABA U.S. workforce data for 2018.
BHCOE Introduces Standards for Practica Training of Behavior Analysts
Today, BHCOE, the international accrediting body for ABA, announced the introduction of the first and only standards for organizations and centers that train behavior analysts during their on-site practica. These new quality standards will benefit supervising providers, universities and students by aligning classroom education with on-site experiential learning. BHCOE Practica Standards for Accreditation were developed in collaboration with universities offering degrees or certificate programs in applied behavior analysis.
BHCOE September 2021 Accreditation Announcements
BHCOE August 2021 Accreditation Announcements
BHCOE Gives Autism Field a Needed Boost in Measuring Treatment Outcomes
Today, BHCOE announced a breakthrough for everyone seeking to understand ABA treatment value and secure access to equitable and quality care. Providers, patients, parents, payors and investors will benefit from this first-of-its-kind tool that promotes adoption of common measures to establish the value of ABA treatment. The tool, the BHCOE ABA Outcomes Framework™, indicates for the first time a structure for selecting measures that the ABA industry can agree upon for evaluating treatment outcomes.
Standards and Accreditation with BHCOE Chief Executive Officer Sara Litvak – CentralReach’s The Behavioral View
BHCOE Chief Executive Officer Sara Gershfeld Litvak recently joined The Behavioral View hosts to discuss accreditation for ABA organizations.
BHCOE Leaders on Why Standards Matter in ABA Service Delivery – The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria
BHCOE leaders recently guest starred on The Behavioral Observations Podcast for a discussion on how the BHCOE determines quality standards.
BHCOE July 2021 Accreditation Announcements
A statement opposing actions that discourage access to ABA care for persons with autism and related developmental disabilities
June 21, 2021 - Behavioral Health Center of Excellence supports the choice of ABA therapy by people with autism, their families and caregivers, and the provision of these services by provider organizations and their staff. As an organization committed to advancing the...
BHCOE June 2021 Accreditation Announcements
BHCOE Leaders on Standards & Consumer Protection – McLaughlin Advisors Interview
McLaughlin Advisors sat down with Sara Gershfeld Litvak, chief executive officer and Dr. Ellie Kazemi, chief science officer, to discuss the importance of standards and accreditation, some challenging shortfalls within the industry, the role of private equity, and...
BHCOE May 2021 Accreditation Announcements
S.E.E.K. Arizona Earns BHCOE Reaccreditation
S.E.E.K. Arizona Earns 2-Year BHCOE Reaccreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement Phoenix, AZ – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized S.E.E.K. Arizona with a 2-Year Reaccreditation, acknowledging the organization as a behavioral...
Why We Launched BHCOE Quarterly Strategic Benchmark Reports (QSBR)
BHCOE is supporting the ability for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) organizations to analyze their performance.
BHCOE Team Members present at ABAI 47th Annual Convention
Nine behavioral scientists from Behavioral Health Center of Excellence co-authored research papers on thirteen topics related to the science and practice of behavior analysis, all of which will be presented at the virtual Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 47th Annual Convention
BHCOE April 2021 Accreditation Announcements
Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education Earns BHCOE Reaccreditation
Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education Earns 2-Year BHCOE Reaccreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement Nationwide – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education with a 2-Year...
Madison Behavior Therapy Earns BHCOE Reaccreditation
Madison Behavior Therapy Earns 3-Year BHCOE Reaccreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement Serving Alabama – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Madison Behavior Therapy with a 3-Year Reaccreditation, acknowledging the organization...
ANSI Adopts BHCOE Standard for the Documentation of Clinical Records for ABA Services
Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) today announced the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has adopted Standard for the Documentation of Clinical Records for Applied Behavior Analysis Services as an American National Standard. The standard...
GOALS for Autism Earns BHCOE Reaccreditation
GOALS for Autism Earns 2-Year BHCOE Reaccreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement Serving California – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized GOALS for Autism with a 2-Year Reaccreditation, acknowledging the organization as a...
Cincinnati Center for Autism Earns BHCOE Reaccreditation
Cincinnati Center for Autism Earns 2-Year BHCOE Reaccreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement Cincinnati, OH – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Cincinnati Center for Autism with a 2-Year Reaccreditation, acknowledging the...
Kendall Behavioral Solutions Earns BHCOE Reaccreditation
Kendall Behavioral Solutions Earns 3-Year BHCOE Reaccreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement Martins Ferry, OH – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Kendall Behavioral Solutions with a 3-Year Reaccreditation, acknowledging the...