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As an individual provider,Nursing & Behavioral Health Services (NBHS)can help you ultimately become an agency providing DD and IDD services.However, you must start somewhere, soget a consultation and learn the process!

Become an individual provider of DD & IDD services

It is no secret that nurses and other healthcare professionals are our number one clientele and that their credentials place them in high demand nationally
The New Options Waiver (NOW) and the Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP) offer home and communitybased services for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Individuals with diagnosed developmental disabilities include mental retardation or other closelyrelated conditions such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or neurological problems that qualify to receive services from these programs.

If you are interested in owning a Community Living Arrangement (CLA),and providing NOW and COMP Medicaid Waiver Services, our agency can assist you in making this a reality.

Moreover, this industry is lucrative and starving for quality providers. Best of all, you no longer must ask tight-lipped providers how they became successful or settle for second handed information.We offer a detailed consultation eitherin-office, via phone, or Skype that will give you pertinent details on start-up, licensure, and obtaining your provider number.

Cost: $325.00
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Qualifying Disciplines:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Behavior Specialist
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Behavior Consultant
  • Human Services Professional
  • Behavior Consultant
  • Physical or Occupational Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Speech Pathologist or Audiologist
  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Masters in Counseling

With over 20 years of experience, NBHS can help make your business dreams a reality. As a national firm, our consultants have assisted numerous individuals and healthcare professionals with gaining the knowledge and resources they need to champion this huge process.

Cost: $325.00
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Credentials for Individual Provider of IDD &DD Services:

Advanced Practice Nurse: A registered professional nurse licensed in the State of Georgia who meets the educational, practice, and certification requirements, or any combination of such requirements as specified by the Georgia Board of Nursing;also includes certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists in psychiatric/mental health, and others recognized by the board who have one year experience in treating persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities in a medical setting or a community based setting for delivery of nursing services.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA): A BCBA who has completed a Master’s degree, with 225 hours of approved graduate coursework, 1,500 hours of experience in the field with 5% of those hours being supervised by a BCBA, has received a passing score on the Behavior Analysis Certification Board Exam, maintains a prescribed number of continuing education units annually, AND has specialized training in developmental disabilities as evidenced by college coursework or practicum/internship experience OR one year of experience in providing services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Behavior Consultant: A person with a Master’s Degree in psychology, special education, counseling, social work or a related field OR licensure/certification as a Psychologist, LPC, LCSW, Psychiatrist OR BCBA (certified through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board) and five (5) years of experience providing positive behavioral supports (functional assessment, plan development, training, and implementation) to people with intellectual and/or developmentaldisabilities.

Educator: An educator with a degree in education from an accredited program that includes a concentration in Special Education in college coursework or a teaching certificate in Special Education, and one (1) year of classroom experience in teaching individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Human Services Professional: A human services professional with a Bachelor’s degree in social work,or a Bachelor’s degree in human services field other than social work (including the study of human behavior, human development, or basic human care needs) and with specialized training or one (1) year of experience in providing human services to individuals withintellectual/developmental disabilities.

Master’s or Doctoral Degree Holders: A person with a Master’s or Doctoral degree in one of the behavioral or social sciences with specialized training in developmental disabilities as evidenced by college coursework or practicum/internship experience or one (1) year of experience in providing services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Registered Nurse (Associate Degree or Diploma): A registered nurse who is authorized by a license to practice nursing as a registered professional nurse, holds an Associate or diploma degree in nursing, and who has three (3) years of experience, two of which in treating individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in a medical setting or a community-based setting for delivery of nursing services.

Registered Nurse (Bachelor’s Degree): A registered nurse who is authorized by a license to practice nursing as a registered professional nurse andholds a Bachelor’s degree in nursing with one (1) year experience in treating individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in a medical setting or a community-based setting for delivery of nursing services.

Speech Pathologist or Audiologist: A speech pathologist or audiologist licensed in the State of Georgia who has specialized training in developmental disabilities as evidenced by college coursework or practicum/internship,or one (1) year of experience in treating individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Behavior Specialist: A behavior specialist who has completed a Master’s degree in psychology, school psychology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, or a related field which included one course in psychometric testing and two courses in any combination of the following: behavior analysis or modification, therapeutic intervention, counseling, or psychosocial assessment, AND one year of individualized treatment programming, monitoring and observing behavior, collecting and recording behavioral observations in a treatment setting, and developing and implementing behavior management plans for individuals with intellectual disabilities OR developmental disabilities. A behavior specialist can also havecompleted a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, OR a related fieldwhich included one course in psychometric testing and two courses in any combination of thefollowing: behavior analysis or modification, counseling, learning theory or psychology of adjustment AND two years of individualized treatment programming, monitoring and observing behavior, collecting and recording behavioral observations in a treatment setting, and developing and implementing behavior management plans for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Physical or Occupational Therapist: A physical or occupational therapist licensed in the State of Georgia who has specialized training in developmental disabilities as evidenced by college coursework or practicum/internship experience or one (1) year of experience in treating individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Physician: A physician licensed in the State of Georgia to practice medicine or osteopathy with specialized training in developmental disabilities or with one (1) year of experience in treatingindividuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Physician’s Assistant: A skilled person qualified by academic and practical training to provide patient services not necessarily within the physical presence, but under the personal direction or supervision of a physician, and who has one (1) year experience in treating individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Psychologist: A holder of a Doctoral degree from an accredited university or college who is licensed in the State of Georgia andhas specialized training in developmental disabilities or one (1) year of experience in evaluating or providing psychological services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist: A therapeutic recreation specialist who graduated from an accredited program and has specialized training in developmental disabilities as evidence by college coursework, practicum/internship experience, or one (1) year experience in providing therapeutic recreational services to individuals with intellectual /developmental disabilities.

The NOW/COMP Waiver Programs offer the following services, unless otherwise indicated:

  • Adult Occupational Therapy Services
  • Adult Physical Therapy Services
  • Adult Speech and Language Therapy Services
  • Behavioral Supports Consultation Services
  • Community Access Services
  • Community Guide Services
  • Community Living Support Services
  • Community Residential Alternative Services
  • Environmental Accessibility Adaptation
  • Services
  • Financial Support Services
  • Individual Directed Goods and Services
  • Natural Support Training Services
  • Pre-vocational Services
  • Respite Services
  • Specialized Medical Equipment Services
  • Specialized Medical Supplies Services
  • Support Coordination Services
  • Supported Employment Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Vehicle Adaption Services

How Can We Help?

Persons or agencies who desire to provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities must obtain certification from their responsible state agency.

NBHS of Georgia can help you overcome the burdensome paperwork associated with becoming an individual provider of waiver services, understand the policies and process, document submission, and obtaining an individual provider number.

We can also help you with setting up your LLC or corporation, developing your website, business card, brochure, and stationary, along with obtaining your EIN, NPI, and business license.

Cost: $325.00
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“NBHS did a great job helping me to become an independent provider.”<br /> “Thanks!”
by Lena, J, RN, BSN – Atlanta, GA
“The consultation was excellent from the start and I now have my provider number.” “Next stop, CLA."
by Robert, T LPC – Sandy Spring, GA
“Just as described! It took shorter time than I expected, but my provider number has been received and I has taken two clients. Looking forward to getting this year out the way so I can work in Agency status."<br /> “Great company, very professional.”
by Mark, E LPN – Charlotte, NC
“I was nervous at first, but after the consultation, I felt very comfortable with the company. My provider number has been issued.”
by Lori, C RN – West