In-home behavioral services (IHBS)

In-home behavioral services (IHBS) combine medically necessary behavior management therapy and behavior management monitoring.

Behavior management therapy

Behavior management therapy treats challenging behavior that interferes with the successful functioning of a child or teen. A behavior management therapist works with you to eliminate and/or improve behaviors related to behavioral health condition(s). These services include:

  • Observing and assessing a child or teen’s behavior
  • Developing a behavior plan
  • Supervising and coordinating interventions
  • Training to address and meet behavior goals

Behavior management monitoring

Behavior management monitoring includes putting the behavior plan into action, monitoring behavior, providing support, and reporting on the child or teen’s progress.

How to get IHBS

IHBS are hub dependent, meaning they require referral from a clinical-hub provider — an outpatient, in-home therapy, or intensive care coordination provider — who coordinates the child or teen’s care and works together with other service providers.

With a clinical hub in place, the IHBS provider can call one of our behavioral health care managers at 888.257.1985 (TTY: 711) for IHBS authorization.

To find an IHBS provider in your area, please see our In-home behavioral services (IHBS) provider guide.

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