The new 2022 Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts: what you need to know.

The new Ethics Code.
Effective January 1, 2022, the BACB’s new code for Behavior Analysts is “aimed to produce a more efficient and readable code, facilitate code enforcement, and articulate its guiding principles — all with an eye toward improved consumer protection.”

The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts will replace the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts. The latter went into effect January 1, 2016. For current ethics requirements, continue to refer to the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts until the new code takes effect.

Implementation plans.
Until the new Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts will be enforced for all BCBAs and BCaBAs on January 1, 2022, the BACB encourages certificants, applicants, and trainees, as well as those who supervise others or teach ethics, to become familiar with the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts and make any needed adjustments to their practices or courses.

To assist with this effort, the BACB has developed a crosswalk document to illustrate how specific Code standards relate to the PECC. They will also be publishing additional resources (e.g., podcasts) designed to increase familiarity with the Code.

The new Ethics Code.
The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts includes an introduction, a glossary, and the Ethics

Standards sections. The introduction — a new addition — serves as a general framework for and guide to the content in the document. It provides descriptions of:

  • The Code’s scope and the BACB’s jurisdiction.
  • The 4 core principles that serve as the Code’s foundation.
  • How the Code should be used.
  • Considerations for ethical decision making.
  • The enforcement procedures.

The 4 core principles should help guide applicants and certificants in applying the Code and making decisions. The principles are that behavior analysts should benefit others; treat others with compassion, dignity, and respect; behave with integrity; and ensure their competence.

The changes.

  • The section on considerations for ethical decision making is intended to provide a general framework that certificants can use to assist in addressing ethical dilemmas.
  • The glossary now appears between the introduction and the Ethics Standards sections rather than at the end of the document.
    • This change in location was made to facilitate interaction with the definitions of critical terms appearing in the subsequent standards.
  • 4 terms from the original glossary have been omitted, 12 new terms have been added, and all definitions have been revised.
    • Note: The first time a glossary term appears in a standards section, it is italicized.
  • The Ethics Standards sections have been reorganized and revised from 10 sections with a total of 169 individual standards (including enumerated standards and substandards designated with lower-case letters) in the PECC to 6 sections with a total of 85 individual standards in the Code.
  • Some elements identified as unenforceable (e.g., those that might have impacted free speech) were removed from the Ethics Standards sections.
  • Elements from the PECC that do not appear in the Code are generally addressed as expectations for professional conduct in the introduction.
  • The Ethics Standards sections are titled (a) Responsibility as a Professional, (b) Responsibility in Practice, (c) Responsibility to Clients and Stakeholders, (d) Responsibility to Supervisees and Trainees, (e) Responsibility in Public Statements, and (f) Responsibility in Research.

A deeper dive.
To read through the specific, substantive changes that have been made, please refer to page 2 of the December 2020 BACB newsletter.

How to prepare for the changes.
You will have numerous resources from the BACB, and CentralReach will also be adding CEU content related to the upcoming changes, as well. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn to remain in-the-know. You can also regularly check CR Institute, your one-stop shop for ABA learning management, training, and continuing education, to view newly added courses.

Fort Lauderdale, FL January 14, 2021 – CentralReach, the leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR), practice management, and clinical solutions that enable Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and related behavioral health practices to deliver quality autism care for superior outcomes, today announced the latest addition to its end-to-end, product portfolio, CR Advanced Business Intelligence – a powerful, new reporting and analytics solution embedded directly within the CentralReach platform.

CR Advanced Business Intelligence (Advanced BI) will provide customers with a complete self-service view of the data that powers their practices. With pre-built dashboards and the ability to write custom reports on nearly every data point within CentralReach, customers are able to produce mission-critical reports, observe key trends and patterns, and make quick and confident data-driven decisions related to  every level of their organization to improve productivity, financial forecasting, and quality of care.

“Data access and advanced analytics are important to any business today but are particularly critical for organizations in a data-driven industry like ABA, which is why we have made significant investments over the past 2 years to greatly enhance our data warehouse offering, our core system reports, and our standardized dashboards,” said CentralReach CEO Chris Sullens.  “The introduction of our Advanced BI offering takes CentralReach’s industry leading reporting capability to the next level by giving our users enhanced dashboarding capabilities and an intuitive, powerful analytics solution that allows them to create any report they need directly within the CentralReach platform.  This embedded BI solution provides similar capabilities to those enjoyed by our enterprise customers who use 3rd party tools to access the data in our data warehouse but does so in a way that makes them less reliant on the more costly third-party analytics tools and specialized business analyst hires to get the information they need to improve their operations and serve clients better. Customers are empowered to improve their operational practices and enhance performance by having all the detailed information and insights they need at their fingertips.”

This announcement marks the first product launch of 2021, with many more planned for the year thanks to the significant and ongoing investment CentralReach is making in its innovative product suite. The next launch will be a new purpose-built AI-based scheduling solution integrated directly within CentralReach that will optimize and automate complex ABA scheduling needs for better care coordination, increased therapist and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) capacity, expanded service delivery, and improved client experience.

To learn more about CR Advanced Business Intelligence or other CentralReach products, provide your information here:

About CentralReach
CentralReach is a leading provider of EMR, practice management and clinical solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) and related behavioral health practices to deliver quality autism care for superior outcomes. The company is revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions including precision teaching, clinical data collection, scheduling, billing, learning management, full-digital evidence-based programming and more.

Trusted by more than 85,000 clinicians and educators, CentralReach is committed to ongoing product improvement, market-leading industry expertise, world-class client satisfaction, and support of the ABA community to propel industry practitioners into a new era of excellence. For more information, please visit CentralReach.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Matawan, NJ December 18, 2020 — CentralReach, the leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR), practice management, and clinical solutions that enable Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) clinicians to produce superior outcomes for people with autism and related disorders, today announced it was named a Business of the Year 2020 NJBIZ Awards finalist.

The NJBIZ Business of the Year awards recognizes the state’s most dynamic businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth, and the community. In particular, the Corporate Citizen of the Year award honors winners and finalists that exemplify the tenet of “doing well by doing good” and shows a sustained commitment to their employees and the community.

“At CentralReach we’ve always made a commitment to give back to the community that we live and work in and 2020 was no different,” commented CentralReach CEO, Chris Sullens. “We knew how tough 2020 was going to be for the communities we serve and how much our investments were needed more than ever before, so we decided to double down on our corporate initiatives. We are proud of the work we did this past year to keep clinicians credentialed and in market with our free continuing education courses and free Thread data collection tool offerings. We are proud of the stances we are taking against racial biases and injustices. We are proud to do our part to invest in the autistic community. Our commitment will not waiver as it is who we are and why we do what we do.”

CentralReach has launched a number of corporate initiatives to support employees and the community. One example was opening its continuing education library, CR Institute, for free to the entire ABA community. This enabled those in the field to take courses required to maintain their certification during a time when in-person conferences that included continuing education credits were unavailable and layoffs and furloughs were prevalent.

CentralReach also offered a free version of its Thread data collection tool clinicians  unable to work due to layoffs, furloughs, or the closure of their ABA practices due to the pandemic. The free version enabled practitioners to continue providing care to clients and begin rebuilding (or building) their practices without the costs normally associated with implementing a new technology solution. 

With an estimated 42,000 clinicians tasked with providing care for millions of people with autism, the industry has already faced a capacity constraint —  any additional loss of clinicians due to COVID-19 would be devastating to those seeking care.

CentralReach has remained committed to reducing the nearly 84% of the autistic population who are currently under-employed or unemployed through ReachOut, a program dedicated to hiring autistic adults within the organization.

Lastly, the company rolled out a webinar series providing insights from experts in ABA and related fields to dig deep into critical topics that are  impacting society today. CentralReach brought on Joy Johnson, M.Ed., BCBA, M.S to discuss the experience of being a black, autistic, female professional in today’s world.

CentralReach has won 28 awards in the past two years, a number of them for its rapid growth, impactful innovation, leadership, and workplace culture – including recent wins such as two Stevie Awards for innovation and growth, NJBIZ Best Places to Work, Forbes Best Startup Employers, and Inc. 5000.

About CentralReach
CentralReach is the leading provider of EMR, practice management, and clinical solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. The company is revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions that include precision teaching, clinical data collection, scheduling, billing, learning management, fully digital evidence-based programming, and more.

Trusted by over 85,000 clinicians and educators, CentralReach is committed to ongoing product development, market-leading industry expertise, world-class client satisfaction, and support of the ABA community to help propel industry practitioners into a new era of excellence. For more information, please visit CentralReach.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

About NJBIZ
NJBIZ is New Jersey’s leading business journal with a circulation of more than 15,000 copies. The publication provides 24/7 business news coverage through its website and multiple daily e-newsletters. Founded in 1987 and based in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, it is also well-known throughout the state for its events honoring New Jersey’s top business professionals.

NJBIZ is owned by BridgeTower Media, the leading provider of business-to-business information, research and marketing solutions across more than 20 local economies in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.njbiz.com or follow @NJBiz on Twitter.

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Matawan, NJ December 16, 2020 — CentralReach, the leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR), practice management, and clinical solutions that enable Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) clinicians to produce superior outcomes for people with autism and related disorders, today announced it ranked #14 on the 2020 NJBIZ Fast 50 list, its third year being placed on the recognized list.

The NJBIZ Fast 50 list spotlights companies that progressively contribute to the success of New Jersey’s economic growth, development, and sustainability. 

“We are thrilled to make the NJBIZ Fast 50 list for the third year in a row,” said CentralReach CEO, Chris Sullens. “Even with a year like 2020, CentralReach continues to show consistent and fast growth and that’s thanks to our focus on our mission, market-leading solutions, and passionate people. Congrats to the entire CentralReach team on this accolade and for their hard work in helping CentralReach remain one of the fastest growing companies in New Jersey.”

The rankings were unveiled at a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 16. 

CentralReach has won 14 awards in 2020 recognizing it’s people, processes, products, and systems — including SFBJ Business of the Year, NJBIZ Workplace Wellness Hero, and Leading Innovator in Healthcare Software & Services.

About CentralReach
CentralReach is a leading provider of EMR, practice management and clinical solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. The company is revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions including precision teaching, clinical data collection, scheduling, billing, learning management, full-digital evidence-based programming and more. Trusted by more than 85,000 clinicians and educators, CentralReach is committed to ongoing product improvement, market-leading industry expertise, world-class client satisfaction, and support of the ABA community to propel industry practitioners into a new era of excellence. For more information, please visit CentralReach.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

About NJBIZ
NJBIZ is New Jersey’s leading business journal with a circulation of more than 15,000 copies. The publication provides 24/7 business news coverage through its website and multiple daily e-newsletters. Founded in 1987 and based in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, it is also well-known throughout the state for its events honoring New Jersey’s top business professionals.

NJBIZ is owned by BridgeTower Media, the leading provider of business-to-business information, research and marketing solutions across more than 20 local economies in the U.S. For more information, visit www.njbiz.com or follow @NJBiz on Twitter.

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CentralReach
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Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 20th, 2020 – CentralReach,  the leading provider of EMR, practice management, and clinical solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism, has been named a winner in the Top 100 North America 2020 awards by Red Herring for the second year in a row. One of the technology industry’s most prestigious awards, Red Herring recognizes the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.

“We are honored to be named a top 100 North American company winner for the second year in a row,” said CentralReach CEO, Chris Sullens. “The uniqueness of the autism care and ABA markets require purpose-built solutions that no generic EMR and practice management solution can handle. Here at CentralReach, we’ve developed the industry’s most innovative suite of end-to-end solutions, we’ve brought on industry experts to guide our roadmap, we’ve hired extraordinary talent to support our business strategies as well as our customer success, and we have continued to invest in new solutions to power the future of ABA. And, this is why we are the market leader and will continue to propel the ABA industry forward with technology and services. Congrats to the entire CentralReach team on this amazing accomplishment!”

Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating startups and tech companies on a global level for over two decades. This provides them with the insight and expertise to see through industry “hype” and select firms they are confident will continue on a trajectory of success. Brands such as Alibaba, Kakao, Skype, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube have all been distinguished during Red Herring’s storied history.

This year’s winners were chosen from thousands of entrants, whittled down to hundreds, who made presentations at the virtual conference on November 17th and 18th. The event, led by Red Herring chairman Alex Vieux, included two days of keynote speeches, discussions, and finalist presentations. Industry experts, insiders, and journalists with expertise across a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy, and market penetration judged the companies. Winners ran the gamut of verticals — from FinTech and Artificial Intelligence, to Security, IoT, and many more industries. 

“2020’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet,” said Vieux. “North America has led the way in tech for so many years, and to see such unique, pioneering entrepreneurs and companies here, which is in many ways the heartland of the industry, has been a thrilling experience. What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting edge sectors,” added Vieux. “Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models showcased at the conference has been fantastic to learn about. We believe CentralReach embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. CentralReach should be proud of its achievement – the competition was incredibly strong.”

About CentralReach
CentralReach is the leading provider of EMR, practice management, and clinical solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. The company is revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions that include precision teaching, clinical data collection, scheduling, billing, learning management, fully digital evidence-based programming, and more.

Trusted by over 85,000 clinicians and educators, CentralReach is committed to ongoing product development, market-leading industry expertise, world-class client satisfaction, and support of the ABA community to help propel industry practitioners into a new era of excellence.

For more information, please visit centralreach.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Media Contact:
CentralReach
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Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 18th, 2020 CentralReach, the leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR), practice management, and clinical solutions that enable Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) clinicians to produce superior outcomes for people with autism and related disorders, announced today that it has acquired scheduling algorithm company, Cartocal, to enable ABA organizations to leverage AI algorithms directly within CentralReach’s EMR and practice management platform to optimize and automate complex ABA scheduling needs for better care coordination, increased therapist and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) capacity, expanded service delivery, and improved client experience.

Given the complexities of ABA care delivery, which is typically provided in a variety of locations — in-home, in clinic, or in the community — providers must account for a number of considerations when scheduling clients for services such as changing service locations, drive time, therapist-to-client availability, therapist and RBT credentials, authorized service hours per client, real-time modifications to schedules including cancellations, and more. With anywhere from hundreds to thousands of RBTs and therapists in the field delivering care at any point in time, it can become nearly impossible to manage an optimized schedule while avoiding service overutilization, which could result in denied reimbursements or underutilization of authorization hours, which could result in a reduction in revenue. As a result, most providers operate between 50%-70% capacity of their authorized hours, subsequently losing revenue and serving fewer clients in need.

Many providers use manual, disparate, or homegrown tools to create and manage their schedules, which makes scheduling both time consuming and inefficient. Those that have turned to generic third-party scheduling solutions find little success as many are unable to sync the complex data sets required to navigate the intricacies of effective ABA scheduling – authorized hours, weekly frequency caps, etc. – in real time. The many challenges that these ABA providers face, along with the exorbitant costs incurred from overhead and third-party software fees, was a major catalyst in CentralReach’s decision to acquire a purpose-built smart scheduling solution that provides a powerful, intuitive workflow fully integrated with its EMR and practice management platform.

The announcement of this exciting acquisition comes months after Cartocal and CentralReach began partnering on a proof of concept with four existing CentralReach customers, including industry leader Caravel Autism Health. The new smart scheduling solution will provide customers with an integrated way to instantly optimize schedules to maximize authorization hours, therapist and technician capacity, and any unforeseen changes that may occur all within CentralReach, thus eliminating the need for customers to use third-party scheduling tools or manual excel sheets. The solution will also enable ABA organizations to take on the clients awaiting services by properly tracking and managing canceled appointments and re-routing therapists to those clients.

“Before collaborating with CentralReach on a scheduling proof of concept, our teams faced several challenges in optimizing staff and family availability with other factors like drive time and specific clinical needs,” said Bill Drehkoff, Chief Operating Officer of Caravel Autism Health, a provider of diagnostics, Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, and psychological services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. “After restructuring schedules and use of CentralReach’s algorithm, we increased scheduled hours by over 20% for our clients. The clinical benefits of delivering more medically necessary treatment, and the increase in both staff and family satisfaction, are substantial.” Drehkoff noted that the improvements further increased efficiencies in scheduling workflow and allowed schedulers time to identify other opportunities previously overlooked.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cartocal and its founder, Matt Ward, to CentralReach,” said CentralReach CEO Chris Sullens. “The Applied Behavior Analysis industry continues to see an explosion of growth and demand for services offered but remain hindered by legacy, often manual, scheduling processes that limit their ability to accept new clients and grow. Our fully integrated, algorithmic solution is purpose built for the ABA and autism provider use case, making it more effective than generic third-party tools designed for other markets. And our multi-month proof of concept pilot validates the effectiveness of the algorithm to eliminate the inefficiencies our customers experience today, allowing them to focus on what they do best – deliver superior outcomes for the clients they serve. We can’t wait to make this available to all customers soon.”

CentralReach will be making the solution commercially available to all customers during the first half of 2021. To stay up to date on smart scheduling, sign up here.

About CentralReach
CentralReach is the leading provider of EMR, practice management, and clinical solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. The company is revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions that include precision teaching, clinical data collection, scheduling, billing, learning management, fully digital evidence-based programming, and more.

Trusted by over 85,000 clinicians and educators, CentralReach is committed to ongoing product development, market-leading industry expertise, world-class client satisfaction, and support of the ABA community to help propel industry practitioners into a new era of excellence.

For more information, please visit centralreach.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Media Contact:
CentralReach
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Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) today.
As the EVV landscape and requirements continue to develop, it’s more than likely that your organization is still weighing and identifying which, if any, of your services are required to comply with EVV.  Here is a brief refresher on what EVV looks like.

  • In an effort to combat fraud, Electronic Visit Verification was federally mandated in the 21st Century Cures Act in 2016.
  • EVV was designed to help verify that services billed for home healthcare are for actual visits made.
  • EVV mandates the collection and submission of 6 key points of data to a Medicaid-designated state agency, plus an audit trail, that will help prevent fraud by verifying in-home visits match the authorization. More details.

Each state is implementing EVV as they see fit. Some states require additional services in additional settings (like telemedicine) to meet EVV requirements; others are seeking minimal compliance. Some states require many services/service codes to adhere to EVV; some only selected a handful of personal care service codes. Some have chosen not to comply with the federally-mandated deadline of January 1, 2021; some have complied earlier.

EVV for Applied Behavior Analysis.

  • Only 2 states (Colorado and South Florida regions 9,10,and 11) currently require ABA to comply with EVV requirements. CentralReach is preparing for the compliance deadlines for South Florida on December 1st, 2020 and Colorado on January 1st, 2021 for ABA services only. After these dates, Medicaid claims may be denied if EVV compliance is not met by providers.
  • Additional states, such as Arizona and California, are likely to require ABA to comply with EVV at an unspecified point in time. This could be months or years in the future. CentralReach is closely tracking this and is committed to serving our ABA providers in these and all states.
  • Today, about 32 states are open (meaning CentralReach could provide EVV integration to them), though some states are still undecided between an open or closed model.

CentralReach is now integrated with Tellus in S. Florida.
CentralReach is now integrated with Tellus for ABA organizations operating in S. Florida. Using the CR Mobile App (for iOS and Android), users can collect the required EVV information. No need for a second system or device just for Medicaid payors, providers, and clients! 

CentralReach is now integrated with Sandata in Colorado.
CentralReach is now integrated with Sandata for ABA organizations operating in Colorado, and will soon expand the Sandata integration to include additional services (Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy) and to additional states. Using the CR Mobile App (for iOS and Android), users can collect the required EVV information. No need for a second system or device just for Medicaid payors, providers, and clients!

How to comply with my state requirements. 
CentralReach tracks EVV by regularly checking state Medicaid information portals and reaching out to each state Medicaid office. However, providers are often the first to know of new mandates, as Medicaid is not obligated to answer or update CentralReach as a third-party vendor.

We recommend that providers do the following in order to ensure they are aware of new information and changes made to their state’s EVV mandates:

  • Subscribe to Medicaid notifications
  • Reach out to your state office for information and/or recommendations required
  • Attend stakeholder meetings to help ensure your state EVV regulations appropriately handle the nuances of the ABA field

CentralReach’s EVV-compliant solution saves time and prevents error by integrating EVV data collection, clinical ABA data collection, scheduling, billing, and more on our all-in-one system. The new CR Mobile app collects EVV information, and the CentralReach platform submits the EVV information to the aggregator designated by each state Medicaid office.  By using CR’s always-improving application in tandem with CentralReach’s best-in-class practice management system, more and more providers will be able to achieve compliance and quality service delivery via one single system.

CentralReach’s EVV commitment.
As Medicaid is often the first payor to establish new requirements, with other payors following suit, we are committed to continuing to provide EVV integration for additional states and services.

Disclaimer: EVV information changes rapidly. This blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or clinical advice. You should always consult an attorney for legal decisions, and confirm applicable payor and clinical guidelines.

Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12th, 2020 — CentralReach, the leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR), practice management, and clinical solutions that enable Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) clinicians to produce superior outcomes for people with autism and related disorders, announced today that it has won six business awards over the past month which include the 2020 Global Excellence Awards Leading Innovator in Healthcare Software & Services (South-eastern USA); NJBIZ Workplace Wellness Hero; South Florida Business Journal’s (SFBJ) Technology Innovation Honoree; NJBIZ Digi-Tech Innovators; Stevie Awards Female Executive of the Year; and the recently announced SFBJ Business of the Year.

These awards recognize a number of significant accomplishments including overall strong revenue growth, product and go-to-market innovation, workplace wellness, leadership excellence, and more. 

“As the leader in the ABA software provider market, CentralReach has been on an accelerated growth trajectory for quite some time now thanks to the hard work of our team — as well as our mission-driven focus on delivering powerful end-to-end solutions that enable our customers to deliver quality care and superior outcomes,” said CentralReach CEO, Chris Sullens. “Our innovation, customer success, employees, and leadership team play a central role in our success, and these awards are a testament to that. I’m proud of the extraordinary team we have here at CentralReach, and have no doubt that we’ll be breaking this 6-award-wins-in-1-month record in no time.” 

The awards are as follows:

2020’s Leading Innovator in Healthcare Software & Services – South-eastern USA by Global Excellence Awards
The Global Excellence Awards recognize healthcare and technology companies, teams, and individuals who are excelling in the ever-growing industry of human health and setting the highest standards by pushing boundaries and creating the most cutting-edge medical solutions. CentralReach has launched a number of innovative solutions in the past two years including its data and analytics solutions, CR Insights, which provides ABA practices with a comprehensive view of their practice health – both clinically and operationally. Another ABA innovation CentralReach has brought to the table is  CR Mobile, its new HIPAA and EVV-compliant mobile application designed to help customers remain compliant with Medicaid regulations.

NJBIZ Workplace Wellness Hero
CentralReach was named a Workplace Wellness Hero by the NJBIZ Healthcare Hero Awards, which recognizes individuals and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in New Jersey. This isn’t the first workplace-related award the company has won. In March 2020, the company was named a Forbes Best Startup Employer and one of the top ten places to work in New Jersey.

SFBJ Technology Innovation Honoree, NJBIZ Digi-Tech Innovators Awards, & Stevie Awards Female Executive of the Year
Two of CentralReach’s executive team members, Richard Barndt, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect, and Karen Parisi, SVP of Marketing, were recently recognized for their excellence and leadership in driving innovation and success at CentralReach. Barndt was named a 2020 Technology Award Innovation Honoree and NJBIZ Digi-Tech Innovator and Parisi was awarded a Silver Stevie award for Female Executive of the Year in the Business Products category for companies between 11 and 25,000 employees. 

In addition to these four awards, CentralReach also recently won South Florida Business Journal’s (SFBJ) Business of the Year in the $25M to $40M category

About CentralReach
CentralReach is the leading provider of EMR, practice management, and clinical solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. The company is revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions that include precision teaching, clinical data collection, scheduling, billing, learning management, fully digital evidence-based programming, and more.

Trusted by over 85,000 clinicians and educators, CentralReach is committed to ongoing product development, market-leading industry expertise, world-class client satisfaction, and support of the ABA community to help propel industry practitioners into a new era of excellence.

For more information, please visit CentralReach.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Media Contact:
CentralReach
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There is only one week left until CR Unite 2020, CentralReach’s fully virtual (and free!) online conference from November 17-18! Have you registered yet? If not, there’s still time! At this year’s event, gain access to the CentralReach expertise you’ve always wanted. Join billers, clinicians, executives, and administrators who are passionate about front-line and back-office best practices for superior ABA service delivery.

Engage in training workshops, gain actionable insights from thought leaders, and participate in the future of ABA technology. Enjoy an impactful two days of learning and networking.

Here are some highlights we can’t wait for you to experience.

Keynote Speaker
Steven Merahn, MD FAAP
Featured Speaker
Sarah Trautman, M.A., BCBA
Featured Speaker
Sara Litvak, M.A., BCBA

Sessions designed to expand your CR knowledge.
Choose from one of three educational tracks designed to boost your CR knowledge!

  1. CentralReach Track – See how to get the most out of your CentralReach Practice Management and Clinical solutions.
  2. PrecisionX Track – See how some of the best and brightest are using Standard Celeration to accelerate outcomes.
  3. Thread Track – Learn tips and tricks for using Thread by CentralReach’s data collection solution and brand new digital curriculum!

Earn up to 4 BACB Learning CEUs.
Listen and learn from some of the most insightful minds in the ABA community, and gain CEUs in the process. Check out the virtual agenda and start creating your own schedule for the event!

Network with peers and CR users.
Knowledge sharing is at the forefront of this virtual conference. We encourage attendees to share experiences and tips to help overcome common challenges. Attendees will be able to learn which best practices other users are deploying at their organizations as well as widen their ABA network and connect with folks prior, during and after the conference.

Check out our Exhibitor Hall (and spend one-on-one time with partners and CR experts).
Join our sponsors in the Exhibitor Hall, where they’ll be highlighting products and services in their virtual booths! Attendees are free to ask questions and chat with sponsors during our exhibitor hours.

Another exciting detail.
CentralReach will be showcasing what’s new (and what’s coming!) at the product innovation booth! 

We can’t wait to see you there! Don’t forget to register if you haven’t already!

Questions about CR Unite 2020? Contact events@centralreach.com!

Independent accounting and consulting firm, BDO, validates CentralReach’s successful completion of SOC 2 audit.

Pompano Beach, Florida – November 6, 2020 – CentralReach,  the leading provider of EMR, practice management, and clinical solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism, announced it successfully completed a Service Organization and Controls (SOC) 2 audit. The audit was validated by independent accounting firm, BDO. The process revealed that the company’s operational policies, research and development functions, data protection, and privacy protocols met or exceeded the highest security standards and is wholly committed to safeguarding client data. 

“CentralReach has always strived to maintain the highest levels of privacy and data security in our products and services, including industry-leading systems security, policies, practices and procedures. We are proud to have completed our recent SOC audit, which is widely considered to be the leading benchmark for data security in technology companies,” stated CentralReach Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Perry Pappas. “Successful completion of this audit verifies our ability to deliver best-in-class healthcare technology solutions that exceed customer expectations when it comes to safeguarding their data and is yet another example of how we follow industry best practices.”

CentralReach also follows other industry best practices including HIPAA standards, verified by BDO as well, and TRUSTe certification of its privacy policies and practices.

Impact on Customers
CentralReach solutions are used by nearly 1,300 behavioral health providers globally. SOC 2 certification provides customers with complete assurance that CentralReach is taking every possible action to protect their data.

“Since 2012, CentralReach has been built on a foundation of trust, security, and results. We continue to deliver on these promises through ongoing investment in initiatives that enhance the security and performance of our software and services,” said Chris Sullens, CEO of CentralReach. “We are proud to be the only ABA EMR software organization with a SOC 2 certification and look forward to continuing to lead the field with future advancements in the realm of data privacy, protection, and security.”

More about SOC Certification
Service Organization and Controls (SOC) are assurance reports, which provide industry-wide acknowledgement that an organization adheres to trust service principles. These principles and controls are set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). SOC reports deliver valuable information for clients and partners, enabling them to assess the quality of security provided by providers.

For more information about CentalReach’s security and privacy programs, please visit CentralReach’s security page at centralreach.com/security.

About CentralReach
CentralReach is the leading provider of EMR, practice management, and clinical solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. The company is revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions that include precision teaching, clinical data collection, scheduling, billing, learning management, fully digital evidence-based programming, and more.

Trusted by over 85,000 clinicians and educators, CentralReach is committed to ongoing product development, market-leading industry expertise, world-class client satisfaction, and support of the ABA community to help propel industry practitioners into a new era of excellence.

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