Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Panel #470
CE Offered: BACB
The Intersect of Clinical Quality, Compliance, and Sustainable Business Practices in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Organizations
Monday, May 27, 2024
12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Convention Center, 100 Level, 113 A
Area: AUT/OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Janie A Funk, Ph.D.
Chair: Janie A Funk (Behaven Kids)
THEMIS GOMES (Behaven Kids)
TAMMI CLARK KEATING (Riskwell Consulting)
EMILEA S PALMER (Behaven Kids)

The field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) navigates a dynamic and intricate terrain, where the quest for uncompromising excellence in clinical care and the ethical conduct of both clinical and business operations converge with the imperative of securing lasting business sustainability. This expert panel assembles a distinguished Chief Executive Officer (CEO), a seasoned health care compliance specialist, and an experienced behavior analyst to provide a comprehensive exploration of the multifaceted challenges and opportunities woven into this delicate balance. The panelists underscore the critical importance of both preserving and enhancing clinical quality, fostering collaborative synergy across organizational departments, and harmonizing the collective vision of the ABA enterprise to ensure sustained growth. Drawing from their extensive experiences and the lessons gleaned from their diverse fields, the panelists will demonstrate the multidisciplinary collaboration that underpins success in this endeavor. By the conclusion of this panel discussion, the audience will possess a deeper comprehension of the intricate interplay between quality care, compliance, and the imperative of business sustainability. Armed with pragmatic strategies, they will be better equipped to navigate the evolving ABA landscape while maintaining unwavering adherence to the highest standards of care and ethical conduct.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

The target audience should have a basic understanding of insurance-funded service provision models, organizational behavior management strategies, and best-practice clinical practices in the domain of servicing the Autistic community. Basic business terms (e.g., profit margins) would be helpful but not required.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) identify three reasons a compliance program is necessary for clinical quality and sustainable business practices; (2) identify considerations BCBAs should have when vetting a potential employer and (3) define two major drivers of effective cross-departmental collaboration towards ethical and quality service provision.
Keyword(s): audits, business, compliance, quality



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