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Clinical/Therapeutic Intervention

This service includes help from a professional, such as a counselor or a psychologist, who works with a person to make a plan that addresses the needs identified in a Functional Behavioral Assessment. The service supports someone to stop doing things that harm themselves, harm others, or damage property.

Clinical/Therapeutic Intervention also includes training and support for members of a person's team to help assist in implementing a treatment and support plan.

When to Apply this Service

Clinical/Therapeutic Intervention can be provided if the results of the person's Functional Behavioral Assessment indicate a need to reduce the person's intensive behavioral needs. This service can help the person and their team develop a behavioral support plan that is included in the individual service plan. The person's team can also receive training on how to implement that support plan.

Providing this Service

Agency and independent providers that have a Medicaid provider agreement and are DODD-certified can provide this service.

Clinical/Therapeutic Intervention is provided on a one-on-one basis and must be provided by a clinical/therapeutic interventionist. The person's family member or guardian cannot provide this service to them. 

The person can negotiate the rate for Clinical/Therapeutic Intervention.

Training Requirements for this Service

After initial provider certification and completing annual training requirements, the following is required to provide this service.

Senior level specialized clinical/therapeutic interventionist must

  • have a doctoral degree in psychology, special education, medicine, or a related discipline,
  • be licensed or certified under Ohio laws to practice in his or her field,
  • and have at least three months of experience or training in the implementation and oversight of comprehensive interventions for people with developmental disabilities who need significant behaviorally focused intervention.

A specialized clinical/therapeutic interventionist must

  • have a master's degree in psychology, special education, or a related discipline,
  • be licensed or certified under Ohio laws to practice in his or her field or be registered with the state board of psychology as an aide or a psychology aide working under psychological work supervision in accordance with rule 4732-13-03 of the Ohio Administrative Code,
  • and have at least three months of experience or training in the implementation and oversight of comprehensive interventions for people with developmental disabilities who need significant behaviorally focused interventions.

A clinical/therapeutic interventionist must work under the supervision of a senior level specialized clinical/therapeutic interventionist or a specialized clinical/therapeutic interventionist. They must

  • have experience providing one-to-one care for a person with developmental disabilities who needs significant behaviorally focused interventions,
  • have undergone two monitored sessions with a person with developmental disabilities who needs significant behaviorally focused interventions,
  • and hold a Registered Behavior Technician credential issued by the behavior analyst certification board, or a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst credential issued by the behavior analyst certification board.

Billing and Payment Information

All services must be delivered as specified in the individual service plan and authorized in Payment Authorization for Waiver Services, known as PAWS, to be successfully submitted for payment through eMBS.

Rates and limits for Clinical/Therapeutic Intervention are contained in the service rule's appendix.