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    ​Applied Behavior Analysis


    Effective January 1, 2017, the Maryland Department of Health covers medically necessary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services for Medical Assistance Program enrolled members under the age of 21.
    Optum Maryland​ administers the Maryland ABA program and provides clinical, operational and provider assistance and expertise.
    Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based treatment for individuals with ASD that includes many different techniques to:
    • Increase useful or desired behaviors such as communication and social skills, and
    • Reduce behaviors that may interfere with learning or behaviors that may be harmful.
    Below are listed some of the resources that ABA providers may find useful when enrolling or providing services under the ABA program.  To open a  document, click on the "X" sign.
    ABA Regulations (COMAR 10.09.28)XX1/12/2017
    Frequently Asked QuestionsXX12/20/2018
    ABA Group Provider ApplicationX11/1/2016
    ABA Attestation FormX11/1/2021
    ABA Fee ScheduleXX11/1/2021
    ABA Individual Provider ApplicationX11/1/2016
    ABA Provider ManualXX11/1/2021

    Contact information

    For questions about ABA provider enrollment with Maryland Medical Assistance Program - mdh.aba@maryland.gov
    For questions about registering with Optum Maryland - 1-800-888-1965