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Rethink Announces Jamie Pagliaro to Join Advisory Board for Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

NEW YORK, April 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jamie Pagliaro, a leading innovator in healthcare and educational technology for autism and developmental disabilities, was recently invited to join the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE.org) as an advisory board member. The California-based organization's mission is to identify and recognize quality providers of Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) services to individuals with autism and related disabilities, many of whom now qualify for services through their health plans.

“Jamie is a pioneer in using technology to enhance ABA service delivery, and we are excited to welcome him to the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence’s Community Advisory Board,” said Sara Gershfeld, Founder of the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence. “We believe his strong experience, especially in creating systems that promote ethical and efficient practice management, will be extremely valuable as the BHCOE continues to grow and measure quality standards across the United States.”

Mr. Pagliaro served as the Executive Director of New York City’s first public charter school for children with autism. He subsequently co-founded Rethink, the leading global provider of research-based online resources to support individuals with developmental disabilities. After recognizing the need for ABA service providers to have better ways of working with payers in the healthcare industry, he launched Rethink’s behavioral health division (RethinkBH.com), which provides a suite of smart practice management tools.

“Due to a substantial increase in state insurance reform initiatives led by the national nonprofit advocacy group, Autism Speaks, the need to develop quality benchmarks, then identify and recognize qualifying ABA service providers is becoming more important,” said Pagliaro. “I was compelled by BHCOE’s vision to establish quality standards aligned with best practices in our industry, as this directly impacts outcomes for consumers and can help families navigate options in an informed way.”

As a member of the advisory board, Mr. Pagliaro will help provide strategic input on the ongoing development of BHCOE’s quality standards.

About the BHCOE
BHCOE is a trusted source for recognizing exceptional special needs providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff satisfaction and qualifications and consumer satisfaction. Using standardized methods and practices, the organization acts as a third-party to measure and report on existing quality criteria in the behavior analysis community, through interviews with agency clinical leadership, detailed staff qualification review, an anonymous staff satisfaction survey and an anonymous consumer satisfaction survey. BHCOE awards only those service agencies that meet elite standards. For more information, visit http://www.bhcoe.org.

About Rethink Behavioral Health
Rethink Behavioral Health provides the tools every behavioral health provider needs to manage their practice and deliver quality ABA treatment effectively & efficiently. Rethink's easy to use web-based software streamlines client care with sophisticated yet intuitive tools for both clinicians & administrators. For more information, visit http://www.rethinkbh.com.

Press Contact Steve Brazell (212) 300.6026 info@rethinkfirst.com

Source: Rethink;Behavioral Health Center of Excellence