Dallas, TX, Oct 10, 2020 – Behavioral Innovations, Texas’s leading ABA Therapy provider, has expanded its insurance services to now accept Optum Insurance at all its centers in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. The company has over 50 locations in these states and has been providing ABA therapy for kids on the autism spectrum for the past 20 years.
Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group, provides insurance services to over 125 million people and is included in health plans at 4 out of 5 organizations. With their decision to offer Optum insurance, Behavioral Innovations aims to extend high-quality ABA services and autism therapy to a wider range of children in need of autism therapy.
Behavioral Innovations is based out of Dallas, TX and has been at the forefront of evidence-based behavioral therapy and a trusted resource for providing personalized ABA services. The company has opened 14 centers in 2020 and is on-track to and is on track to open 2 more centers by end of the year. Being in-network with one of the largest insurance providers was the logical next step.
“We see a large unmet need for high quality ABA Therapy in our markets and are committed to increasing access for those in need of our medically necessary services. Our partnership with Optum brings us one step closer to this goal. We are excited to build on this relationship as we continue to grow to help additional families in need”, says Chris Dardi, Chief Strategy Officer at Behavioral Innovations.
Behavioral Innovations was founded 20 years ago when Behavior Analysts Lori Russo, Carla Edwards, and Billy Edwards noticed a lack of available resources to assist children diagnosed with autism. Their first ABA-based autism therapy center was opened in Dallas, Texas in 2003. Teams at the centers demonstrate passion and dedication to improving the lives of children on the autism spectrum and their families, and specialized admissions, insurance, billing, and operations team members assist families through the complete parent journey.