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Welcome to KIPBS

The Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support (KIPBS) is a training and certification program that teaches human service professionals how to develop and implement Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Plans for individuals with challenging behavior.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The PBS Environmental Assessment and PBS Treatment codes have changed. The codes below are effective with dates of service on and after January 1, 2013. Note that two codes bill in 15 minute units and the PCP code bills by the hour.

Service Name Service Code Maximum Billing Allowed Reimbursement Rate
PBS Environmental Assessment H2027 120 Units
(Unit = 15 min)
$10 per unit
(Maximum of $1,200)
PBS Treatment H2027(U3) 240 Units
(Unit = 15 min)
$25 per unit
(Maximum of $6,000
PBS Person-Centered Planning 90882(U3) 40 Hours $40 per hour
(Maximum of $1,600)

“I loved the collaboration that occurred between professionals and colleagues - which helped me to learn more about behavior in other settings. KIPBS Instructors and mentors were very hands-on and willing to explain and teach using a varied approach dependent on the learner's style.”
Cohort 9 KIPBS Student

“I believe that all could benefit from this training - but regarding professionals - it definitely is a MUST for anyone who works with children w/special needs and/or behaviors!!!”
Cohort 9 KIPBS Student

“It (PBS) changed our whole lives as a family forever.”
Mother of a child with Autism in rural Kansas

“Before PBS, I felt like a prisoner in my own home. After PBS, I was able to get a full-time job...and my family took a vacation together for the first time.”
Mother of a 7 year old typically developing child with serious behavior problems in Northeast Kansas

Positive Behavior Support is an evidence-based practice that focuses on preventative and proactive strategies to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors. PBS is implemented along a continuum of interventions and supports. Examples of environments where PBS is utilized in Kansas include: schools, family homes, juvenile justice, mental health, and early childhood settings. Information on PBS practices being implemented in various settings can be found on the PBS Kansas website. (

Most individuals with challenging behavior benefit from primary interventions, such as teaching social-communication skills and reinforcing/acknowledging positive behaviors. Some individuals may also need additional targeted or secondary interventions, such as group instruction on specific social skills, more regular prompting for appropriate behavior, additional feedback, and reinforcement of social skills. The KIPBS training project trains professionals to work with individuals with problem behavior who need intensive, individualized, or tertiary interventions and supports that involve person-centered or wraparound planning, a functional behavior assessment (FBA), and multi-layered function-based interventions and supports.

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1000 Sunnyside Ave. Rm. 1052
Lawrence, KS 66045

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