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Intensive Family Based Program

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The MCC Family Based Program is a contracted provider with Magellan Behavioral Health, Community Behavioral Health (CBH) and Community Care Behavioral Health (CCBH) for the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Managed Care Program. Our program is available to residents of Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Berks, Delaware, Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe and Pike Counties.

Before services can be initiated, prior authorization must be obtained. Services will be approved if the client/family satisfy coverage guidelines established by PA Medical Assistance, Magellan, CBH and/or CCBH. Please contact us at 267-525-7004 and we will provide assistance with evaluating your circumstance to determine available coverage.

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Specialized IBHS-ABA Program

Comprehensive Autism Evaluation, Testing and Diagnosis for Children and Adolescents ages 2 to 21.

In Pennsylvania, the provision of services may be covered and reimbursable either directly through the Department of Public Welfare (Medical Assistance) or through a direct  contract with either a Medicaid Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization or a commercial payor. We are contracted with Community Behavioral Health (CBH), Magellan and Community Care Behavioral Health (CCBH) which are Health Choices Managed Care Organizations. We also participate with Independence Blue Cross and Personal Choice.

Prior to the initiation of services, pre-approval/prior authorization must be obtained, subject to the client meeting established coverage guidelines. In Pennsylvania, children who meet these coverage guidelines are eligible to receive services without regard to family income.

Pennsylvania participating commercial health insurance carriers are now required by regulation to provide their subscribers with up to $36,000 per year of coverage for autism related services.

Please contact us at 267-525-7000 to learn more about how this may apply to you.

Currently, we provide specialized IBHS services and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services in Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery counties through our contracts with the Department of Human Services (Medical Assistance) and the Medical Assistance Managed Care Organizations, specifically Community Behavioral Health (CBH) and Magellan Health Choices.

Please contact us at 267-525-7000 to learn if we can help.

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Applied Behavior Analysis

What Is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)? 

ABA is a set of principles based in learning and behavior. It stems from the idea that a person’s behavior is the result of past learning and the current environment.

ABA is evidence-based, which means it has met standards of scientific testing, including its effectiveness and usefulness.

ABA is considered a “best practice” treatment by the U.S. Surgeon General and is endorsed by many other organizations including The Autism Society of America, The National Institute of Mental Health, and The American Academy of Pediatrics.

Some common strategies used in ABA include positive reinforcement, prompting, modeling, generalization, and breaking tasks into small steps.

What Can ABA Do? 

  • Reduce Challenging Behaviors
    Tantrum, aggression, self-injury, repetitive behaviors, noncompliance, and more.
  • Teach Important Skills
    Communication, social skills, tolerance, daily living tasks, community safety and involvement, and more.

Services Offered 

MCC offers ABA services for individuals through age 21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related (disorders) DIAGNOSIS. Types of services include:

  • In-home services
  • Center-based programming
  • Consultation
  • Social skills groups
  • Caregiver training

Insurance Coverage 

ABA is covered by Pennsylvania Medical Assistance as managed through Community Behavioral Health (CBH), Magellan, and Community Care Behavioral Health as well as many private insurance plans for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Our Team Members

The BCBA (Board Certified Behavioral Analyst) and BC (Behavioral Consultant) are the team leaders who design and oversee your child’s personalized program. They are responsible for plan development and ongoing assessment which allows them to measure your child’s   progress through data analysis.

RBT  (Registered Behavioral Technician) and  BHT  (Behavioral Health Technician). These team members work directly with your child and family, implementing the plan strategies and programming activities developed by the team leaders. Through one-on-one interaction, these team members implement the plan and collect data, which is submitted to the team leader for analysis.  These hands-on activities are essential to achieving the goals developed for your child by the team leader.

Data Informed Support: Each month, data gathered by the RBT / BHT is analyzed by your team leader to monitor progress and, as appropriate, update your child’s individualized plan. This data driven approach allows the team to adjust strategies as needed to help ensure the best outcome.  

Our Family-Centric Approach: We extend our strategies beyond our interactions with your child to collaborate with family members to reinforce positive behaviors at home, in school and in the community to help ensure lasting change.

Therapeutic Goals:

Communication and Social Skills Development:  Simple methods to enhance expression and understand direction.

Independence of Daily Living:  Interventional support, essential for self- care, family interaction and household related activities.

Community Engagement: Strategies to improve participation in social and educational settings.  

Community Engagement: Strategies to improve participation in social and educational settings

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) 

The BCBA is the team leader. The BCBA is responsible for completing assessments, designing behavior reduction and skill acquisition programming, analyzing data and progress, and supervising 1:1 staff.

Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) 

The RBT is the 1:1 staff who works with your child and family to implement programming goals and collect ongoing data to measure progress and outcomes.

BCBAs and RBTs meet all education, experience, training, and ethics requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification in addition to all state requirements.

Please call us at 267-525-7000 and ask for the ABA Department to see if we can help.

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MCC Child and Family Centered Outpatient Clinic

  • Our Outpatient program offers a comprehensive approach to treatment for children ages 3 to 21 and their families.

  • In addition, we provide outpatient therapy for adults.

  • This program can be helpful in addressing a wide range of issues and challenging behaviors.

  • Our staff can offer professional guidance, compassion and hope to our clients and families.

  • Consistent with “best practices”, each clinician possesses specialized expertise and utilizes a “strength based” approach that includes family and community collaboration to support children, families, and adults to realize maximum clinical gains.

  • Prompt response to inquiries, typically within 1-3 business days of initial contact and intake appointments scheduled within 7-10 business days thereafter.

Services offered include:

  • Individual Therapy for Children and Adolescents
  • School Based Outpatient Therapy for Children, Adolescents and Families
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual or Couples Therapy for Adults
  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Psychological Testing
  • Medication Management

Please call us at 267-525-7001 to schedule an appointment.

Comprehensive Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health Program

diverse group of adults

What to expect from the MCC Family Services Outpatient Program?

Caring and highly skilled staff of licensed clinical social workers, professional counselors, and family therapists

  • Individualized treatment with an emphasis on evidence-based interventions
  • Trauma Informed treatment approaches
  • Systemic treatment philosophy with a focus on collaboration and involvement with identified support systems within the family and community
  • Ongoing collaboration between psychiatrists and clinicians
  • Psychiatric services including evaluations and ongoing medication management
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Prompt response to inquiries typically within 1-3 business days of initial contact and intake appointments scheduled within 7-10 business days thereafter.

We can address a wide range of issues and challenges including:

  • Adjustment to Change/Life Transitions
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Loss and Grief
  • Relationships and Sexuality
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma/PTSD

Services offered include:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Medication Management

Please call us at 267-525-7001 to see if we can help.

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Telehealth Psychiatric and Outpatient Therapy Services

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MCC Now Offers Telehealth Outpatient Psychiatric & Mental Health Therapy Services.

Referrals are being accepted for Children, Adolescents, and Adults who are seeking Psychiatric and/or Mental Health Therapy via a user friendly, secure telehealth platform.

Please call us at 267-525-7001 to learn more about this convenient and confidential option to receive outpatient therapy.

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