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2019 Contest Entry: Investigative/Continuing Coverage Reporting

The state spent the past two years cracking down on fraudulent billing practices by clinics that provide behavior analysis therapy to children on the autism spectrum.

But now, behavior analysis agencies say the state is making provider credentialing difficult, and in some cases, is retracting the credentials for a position called a registered behavior tech, even if the agency previously approved their paperwork.

WUSF's Daylina Miller was the first reporter in Florida to identify this issue and her reporting led to changes in how the state was addressing the problem.

This includes the following broadcast and digital stories:

State’s Credentialing Process For Autism Therapists Causing Issues, Providers Say

AHCA Postpones Behavior Analysis Therapy Cuts, Proposes Other Changes

AHCA Restricting Access To Public Meetings For ABA Therapy

 AHCA Modifies ABA Therapy Meeting Format, Program Implementation

AHCA To Roll Out ABA Therapy GPS Tracking, Other Medicaid Changes

AHCA Moves Forward With ABA Therapy Medicaid Changes

ABA Therapists: GPS Tracking Pilot Program Fraught With Issues