Home-Based and Community Services for Children

Tufts Health RITogether

Our specialized programs for children with serious or chronic health needs should be provided in a holistic, person- and family-centered way. Services should improve member outcomes by integrating social, BH and physical health needs.

Specific BH level of care services for children and adolescents 

Home-based treatment services (HBTS)
HBTS is an intensive home or community-based service for children and adolescents who have chronic, moderate or severe cognitive, developmental, medical/neurological and/or psychiatric conditions and whose level of functioning is significantly compromised.
Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) services (subset of HBTS)
ABA services are discrete, highly specialized trial learning interventions and have distinct basic behavior therapy principles. ABA services are medically necessary and highly specific, and have a curriculum-driven approach, with rigorous goals, objectives and measurements for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Evidence-based practices (EBP)
EBP services are in-home, intensive-based treatment modalities that include an array of services to meet the continuum of care a child, adolescent and family need. Some examples of these programs include Multi-systemic Therapy, Parenting Love and Limits, Teen Assertive Community Treatment and Triple P.
Personal assistance services & supports (PASS)
PASS is an integrated program that includes intermittent, limited or extensive one-to-one personal assistance services needed to support, improve or maintain functioning in age-appropriate natural settings. These specialized consumer-directed services are available to children who have been diagnosed with certain physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions, and are living at home. Services are designed to assist children and youth with attaining goals and identifying objectives within three areas: activities of daily living, making self-preserving decisions and participating in social roles and social settings. The child’s family assumes the lead role in directing support services for their child.
Respite services are family-directed caregiving supports available for families of children (birth through age 21). Respite services meet an institutional level of care criteria. Families who are eligible receive an annual allotment of hours for respite services. Respite workers are chosen by the family, but services are supported by respite agencies.

Helpful tools

Tufts Health Rhode Island Together Behavioral Health Prior Authorization (PA) and Notification Grid

Contact information

  • The Rhode Island Provider Services phone number: 844.301.4093
  • The Rhode Island Provider Services fax number: 857.304.6403

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