​Applied Behavior Analysis


Effective January 1, 2017, the Maryland Department of Health covers medically necessary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services for Medical Assistance Program enrolled members under the age of 21.
Optum Maryland​ administers the Maryland ABA program and provides clinical, operational and provider assistance and expertise.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based treatment for individuals with ASD that includes many different techniques to:
  • Increase useful or desired behaviors such as communication and social skills, and
  • Reduce behaviors that may interfere with learning or behaviors that may be harmful.
Below are listed some of the resources that ABA providers may find useful when enrolling or providing services under the ABA program.  To open a  document, click on the "X" sign.
ABA Regulations (COMAR 10.09.28)XX1/12/2017
Frequently Asked QuestionsXX3/24/2022
ABA Group Provider ApplicationX11/1/2016
ABA Attestation FormX11/1/2021
ABA Fee ScheduleXX1/1/2024
ABA Individual Provider ApplicationX11/1/2016
ABA Provider ManualXX1/1/2024

Contact information

For questions about ABA provider enrollment with Maryland Medical Assistance Program - mdh.aba@maryland.gov
For questions about registering with Optum Maryland - 1-800-888-1965