Resources

The BHCOE Audit measures standards that already exist in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. As such, we recommend that providers familiarize themselves with these documents prior to the interview or site visit. You may also find forms that can assist in initiating or moving through the BHCOE Accreditation process by clicking “forms” below.

Standards

2022 Full Accreditation Self-Evaluation Checklist

2022 Full Accreditation Self-Evaluation Checklist

The first step to BHCOE Accreditation is this Self-Evaluation Checklist. Organizations that obtain BHCOE Accreditation are ones that meet a rigorous standards of clinical quality, staff-centered and consumer-centered performance, accountability, and transparency. Want to see how your organization measures up? Download your copy to see if your organization is qualified for BHCOE Accreditation.

Training Site Accreditation Self-Evaluation Checklist

Training Site Accreditation Self-Evaluation Checklist

Organizations that provide on-site training of behavior analysts and wish to meet current quality standards that align with best practices that benefit both students and supervisors should pursue BHCOE Training Site Accreditation. ABA training sites can assess their interest and readiness to get accredited by first reviewing the Training Site Self-Evaluation Checklist.

BHCOE ABA Outcomes Framework™

BHCOE ABA Outcomes Framework™

BHCOE has developed an evidence-based tool that will drive the use of common outcome measures for ABA. 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. Providers, patients, parents, payors and investors will all benefit from this first-of-its-kind Framework that promotes the adoption of common measures to establish the value of ABA treatment.

2021 Full Accreditation Self-Evaluation Checklist

2021 Full Accreditation Self-Evaluation Checklist

The first step to BHCOE Accreditation is this Self-Evaluation Checklist. Download it to see if your organization is qualified to become a BHCOE. BHCOE's are organizations that meet rigorous standards of clinical quality, staff-centered and consumer-centered performance, accountability, and transparency. How does your organization measure up?

2021 Preliminary Accreditation Self-Evaluation Checklist

2021 Preliminary Accreditation Self-Evaluation Checklist

BHCOE’s Preliminary Accreditation provides a cost-effective option to begin preparing for full accreditation and starting your business off on the right foot. The Preliminary Accreditation checklist includes the necessary components to operate a quality boutique practice or emerging organization. The process provides feedback on your infrastructure before you grow.

Telehealth Accreditation Checklist

Telehealth Accreditation Checklist

The standards for telehealth accreditation includes guidance for areas of review for accreditation applicants. All accreditation activities involve narrative, written description and explanation of policies and procedures, documentation, documentation of usage and demonstration.

Standard for the Documentation of Clinical Records for Applied Behavior Analysis Services

Standard for the Documentation of Clinical Records for Applied Behavior Analysis Services

The information in this document constitutes guidance and recommendations to managed care organizations, third-party payors, health insurance issuers, state agencies, ABA organizations, and clinicians on best practices for documentation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.

BHCOE Accreditation Standards 2022-2021 Crosswalk

BHCOE Accreditation Standards 2022-2021 Crosswalk

This Crosswalk provides a side by side overview of changes between BHCOE's 2022 and 2021 standards.

BHCOE Accreditation Standards 2021-2020 Crosswalk

BHCOE Accreditation Standards 2021-2020 Crosswalk

This Crosswalk provides a side by side overview of changes between BHCOE's 2021 and 2020 standards.

Understanding American National Standards

Understanding American National Standards

The information in this document constitutes guidance and recommendations to managed care organizations, third-party payors, health insurance issuers, state agencies, ABA organizations, and clinicians on best practices for documentation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.

BHCOE Forms

Individual Staff Exception Request Form

Individual Staff Exception Request Form

Accredited organizations are required to submit this form within 30 days of completion of any material changes. This includes, but is not limited to, change in ownership, change of corporate name, change of address, and addition or closure of sites, as well as any claim, proceeding, or investigation by a government or regulatory entity.

BHCOE Request for Audit Rescore

BHCOE Request for Audit Rescore

Organizations who have received a Full Accreditation, Provisional Accreditation or Non-Accreditation decision may request the BHCOE to conduct an appeal evaluation should they feel there was an error in the scoring of the evaluation.

BHCOE Change of Information Form

BHCOE Change of Information Form

Accredited organizations are required to submit this form within 30 days of completion of any material changes. This includes, but is not limited to, change in ownership, change of corporate name, change of address, and addition or closure of sites, as well as any claim, proceeding, or investigation by a government or regulatory entity.

BHCOE E-Books & Reports

10 Strategies for Attracting, Hiring, and Retaining Behavior Technicians

10 Strategies for Attracting, Hiring, and Retaining Behavior Technicians

BHCOE has put together this guide to help practices better match currently employed RBTs and candidates to organizational needs.

2021 ABA Compensation & Turnover Report

2021 ABA Compensation & Turnover Report

BHCOE’s 2021 Compensation and Turnover Report is a critical resource that presents national and state data on hourly wages and salaries for direct and supervisory staff. The report also reports on turnover trends for direct, supervisory staff and for the first time in 2021, clinical directors.

An Introductory Guide to BHCOE Accreditation

An Introductory Guide to BHCOE Accreditation

Download this guide to find out how to demonstrate your leadership and reap the benefits of differentiation with accreditation from BHCOE.

BCBA Interview Questions

BCBA Interview Questions

Looking for an effective way to hire the best BCBA for your practice? Ask them the right questions during the interview. Here is a new resource from BHCOE that offers questions based on situational judgement tests that can help you discern how well the BCBA candidate might perform in your practice’s culture.

BHCOE Strategic Benchmark Report and Infographic: Parent & Guardian Satisfaction

BHCOE Strategic Benchmark Report and Infographic: Parent & Guardian Satisfaction

In BHCOE's latest Benchmark Report, we take a deeper dive into critical questions related to parent and guardian satisfaction.

Business Benefits of BHCOE Accreditation

Business Benefits of BHCOE Accreditation

Download this resource to find out how BHCOE Accreditation helps you and your organization grow.

Encouraging Parental Involvement and Boosting Success In Your ABA Practice

Encouraging Parental Involvement and Boosting Success In Your ABA Practice

BHCOE has put together resources for ABA providers to help equip parents/guardians and promote ongoing involvement in the life and success of their child.

Get Recognized as a Quality ABA Organization

Get Recognized as a Quality ABA Organization

Download your flyer to learn how leaders from BHCOE-Accredited organizations have assessed operational excellence and pinpointed areas of opportunity as a result of BHCOE’s third-party evaluation.

Parent & Guardian Satisfaction

Parent & Guardian Satisfaction

In BHCOE's latest Benchmark Report, we take a deeper dive into critical questions related to parent and guardian satisfaction.

Representation of Diverse Individuals, Promoting a Diverse Workforce

Representation of Diverse Individuals, Promoting a Diverse Workforce

Are you looking to better evaluate talent acquisition efforts and promote a diverse workforce in your organization? Download this resource to get actionable steps to build and sustain an organization reflective of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The ABA Organization’s Guide to Marketing

The ABA Organization’s Guide to Marketing

Download the BHCOE e-Book to understand how to ethically market your ABA organization in an ever-changing, competitive environment.

Why Is It Important for All Staff Working with Patients to Be Credentialed?

Why Is It Important for All Staff Working with Patients to Be Credentialed?

Download your resource on how credentialing can allow you to elevate your ABA practice and reduce staff turnover.

Annual Reports

2019-2020 Annual Report

2019-2020 Annual Report

BHCOE’s combined 2019-2020 Annual Report shows that the movement to transform person-centered behavioral health by employing measurement science and performance-based standards is spreading nationally and globally.

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

Over a year of data, the latest ABA hourly rate trends, turnover trends and exciting updates from BHCOE.

2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

Trends in Clinical Quality, Employee Engagement & Consumer Satisfaction. Over a year of data, latest ABA Caregiver Satisfaction trends, Staff Satisfaction Trends and new Quality Program Standards.

2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

Trends in Clinical Quality, Employee Engagement & Consumer Satisfaction. Over a year of data, latest ABA Caregiver Satisfaction trends, Staff Satisfaction Trends and new Quality Program Standards.

Position Papers

Position Statement on the Use of Non-Compete Agreements with Applied Behavior Analysis Workers

Position Statement on the Use of Non-Compete Agreements with Applied Behavior Analysis Workers

The purpose of this position statement is to provide guidance to organizations regarding hiring practices that could be potentially restrictive to behavior analysts.

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