Applied Behavior Analysis
Please visit our Autism Care Demonstration page. You can also visit www.health.mil/autism.
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) groups and sole ABA providers interested in becoming network providers:
- Email a completed Network Participation Request Form to ACDNetwork@hnfs.com to begin the process. Note: Please allow us 10 business days to process the form. Once we’ve processed your form, we will contact you to let you know your eligibility status and next steps.
- Submit a completed Network TRICARE Provider Roster. Visit our Submitting Applied Behavior Analysis Provider Rosters page for more information.
Individual ABA providers joining a group already contracted with HNFS: Submit a completed Network TRICARE Provider Roster.
ABA groups and sole ABA providers who want to become non-network providers: Complete the ABA Provider Certification Applications available on our Non-Network Certification Applications page.
You can update your address, phone number or fax number by submitting a completed TRICARE Provider Roster.
You must submit a completed TRICARE Provider Roster.
It can take HNFS up to 60 days to credential a network ABA provider (BCBA, BCBA-D, BCaBA, QASP or LBA) based upon the accuracy of the information provided.
It can take us up to 10 days to certify new behavior technicians (who are certified, rather than credentialed).
It can take up to 30 days to process a non-network provider application.
Behavior technicians who have an active national or state certification may begin seeing patients as of their certification date submitted on the group roster as long as the group has an executed network agreement by that date.
BTs can begin to see patients on their national or state certification date as long as the group has an executed network agreement by that date. We recommend providers check XPressClaim before submitting claims.
For ABA provider speciality changes (for example, RBT to BCaBA or BCaBA to BCBA), you must submit a completed TRICARE Provider Roster.
No. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysis (BCaBAs), BCBA-doctorals (BCBA-Ds) and licensed applied behavior analysis (ABA) providers do not require a Medicare number.
Behavior technicians (BTs) are subject to a certification process in order to participate as a provider in the Autism Care Demonstration. Learn more on our ABA Provider Types page.
HNFS certifies new BTs within 10 days of receipt of a completed application. New BTs can begin to see TRICARE patients on their national or state certification date as long as the group has an executed network agreement by that date. We recommend providers check XPressClaim prior to submitting claims.
Individual BTs will not display in the TRICARE West Region Network Provider Directory and are not available to check their status online.