Fallon now covers Applied Behavioral Analysis services for our MassHealth members

On October 1, 2015, Fallon Health began covering a new service called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children with autism. This service is for children under the age of 21 who are enrolled in MassHealth Standard and CommonHealth. It is also for children under the age of 19 who are enrolled in MassHealth Family Assistance. To get this service, the child must have a diagnosis of autism.

ABA is very helpful for people who have autism. Children can receive ABA services in many places, such as the home or in the community. The service is given by a team. One person on the team is a licensed applied behavioral analyst. This person watches to see how the child acts, and creates a plan to help reduce problem behaviors. The other person on the team is a behavior technician/paraprofessional. This person helps the child and the caregiver use the plan. The team works closely with people in the child’s life, such as caregivers, schoolteachers, and other providers.

If you would like more information about ABA services, including how to get the services, call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-341-4848 (TRS 711). They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.