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The purpose of this web site is to facilitate information sharing with Early Intervention providers, Early Intervention program participants and their parents or guardians, and Child and Family Connection agencies.
Much of the information provided is in response to the types and number of calls received by the EI-CBO and the Cornerstone Call Center related to the Early Intervention program. We encourage you to visit this web site before calling the help desk, as the information you need is most likely available in this site.
Illinois Office of Comptroller (IOC) Accounting Bulletin 186 Payments under $5
SFY12 Annual Performance Report - Report Period: July 1, 2011- June 30, 2012
State Performance Plan - 2005 - 2012
FFY2013 - Annual State Grant Application
Solace and QClaims Launch Instructions for Mac 02/07/13
Solace and QClaims Launch Instructions for Windows 02/07/13
Solace/Java Update - 01/15/2013
New for Transportation Providers - The CBO now offers electronic claim submission for transportation claims via Qclaims.
If you do not have a Qclaims account simply visit http://spiclaims01.eicbo.info/ and view the initial sign up documentation. After signing up then review the Electronic Transportation Claim document for provider set up and claim submission procedures.
If you already have a Qclaims account, you will use your current log on information to access Qclaims. You then need to review the Electronic Transportation Claim document for provider set up and claim submission procedures.
New Position Announcement - As of August 1, 2012, Amy Tarr began her new position as Chief of the Bureau of Early Childhood Development for the Illinois Department of Human Services (Department) with the Division of Family & Community Services. Amy, whose office is located in Springfield, Illinois, is responsible for the Illinois Early Intervention Program, the AOK Network, Project Launch, Home Visiting and other childhood development programs. Amy also has been designated as the Part C (Early Intervention) Coordinator for the state of Illinois. Amy’s former position was as Deputy General Counsel with the Department and was responsible for providing legal guidance to many Department programs, including the Early Intervention Program. She has been with the Department since 2000. We are all delighted to welcome her to the division.
FFY2012 Part C Annual State Grant Application for Illinois – 06/12 - Pursuant to Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 2004, the Illinois Department of Human Services has posted the final the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012 Annual State Application Under Part C of IDEA submitted on June 19, 2012. Part C of IDEA addresses services for children birth to 3 years of age with developmental disabilities or delays and their families.
To review the FFY2012 Part C Annual State Grant Application, see link below. Copies will be available at all 25 Child and Family Connections (CFC) offices. For Illinois residents, you may locate the CFC office nearest you by calling 800/323-4769.
Provider Notice - Early Intervention Services - Based on Scientific-Based Research
Early Intervention Revised Policy Posting (May 1, 2012)
Early Intervention Public Hearing Notice - Changes to Policy & Procedure Manual – August 2012
Early Intervention Provider Payment Updates Effective 05/10/13
The Early Intervention Bureau approved the 04/17/13 & the 04/24/13 vouchers for payment. These payments should be visible on the DHS and Comptroller websites within the next few business days. Contract obligated payments for April are also started that will come out of the balance shortly as well.
Early Intervention is continuing to work to secure additional revenues in order to process payments. We are not always aware of when these funds may be released to the Early Intervention 502 Revolving Fund. While we understand the impact any delay has on every aspect of the Early Intervention Services System, we are not able to change the way the state process works. Early Intervention receives funding from multiple sources and every effort is made to reduce the impact of the lack of state funds available by utilizing every other source. As funds remain available, payments will be made. Thank you for your support and continued patience
Free Insurance Billing Services – The Early Intervention program provides free Insurance Billing Services for providers participating in the program. This Insurance Billing Service is specifically designed to bill primary insurance companies on behalf of the provider free of charge for new client referrals ONLY. For the Free Insurance Billing Information please click here.
Early Intervention Service Description, Billing Codes and Rates effective 09/1/2009 -
The following link Revised Provider Handbook to the document entitled "Early Intervention Service Descriptios, Billing Codes and Rates" is for your to use beginning 09/01/2009. Please review it thoroughly. Most of the information is not new. However, it has been clarified based upon 89 Illinois Administrative Code 500 and multiple information notices that have been released since the last version, which was March 2004. All Child and Family Connections (CFC) staff are required to know this document and function. Beginning September 1, 2009 all Providers and CFC staff (where applicable) will be monitored based upon the required policies, procedures and guidelines.
Electronic Billing- Qclaims is the Early Intervention Central Billing Office’s method of allowing EI providers to submit claims electronically to the Central Billing Office. This software is free, easy to use and completely HIPAA compliant. Additionally, it drastically cuts the time from claim submission to provider payment, creates a permanent record of your billing and submission dates, and reduces your cost of doing business in EI. To get started simply visit http://spiclaims01.eicbo.info/ and view the initial sign up documentation.
So, log on and start sending Qclaims!
View setup documentation, then visit http://spiclaims01.eicbo.info/ to start using this free software.