Reporting CPT Codes for Telehealth Delivery of Adaptive Behavior (ABA) Services

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In light of increased interest in delivering ABA services via telehealth, the ABA Coding Coalition, in collaboration with the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) Telehealth Task Force, has adapted the clinical examples from the “Supplemental Guidance on Interpreting and Applying the 2019 CPT Codes for Adaptive Behavior Services” (January 2019) to illustrate how that code set can be used to report telehealth delivery of each of the services. Each code descriptor is followed by guidance regarding patients for whom telehealth delivery of the service could be appropriate, environment and caregiver requirements, modifications that may be necessary, telehealth modalities, and considerations for telehealth delivery. This is followed by a telehealth case example of that service.