What is Early Intervention?
Early intervention programs aim to help infants and children discovered to have (or be at risk of developing) a condition or other need that may affect their development. Early intervention services can help these children learn many key skills and catch up in their development, or prevent the occurrence of problems in the first place.
Early intervention may focus on the child alone or on the child and the family together. Programs may be center-based, home-based, hospital-based, or a coordination of all of the above. There are many reasons to begin Early Intervention services as early in a child’s life as possible.
Early intervention is available in every state and territory in the United States.
How Does CMA Help?
CMA creates centralized, Web-based, state-of-the-art systems that electronically manage Early Intervention Program (EIP) administrative tasks and provide for information exchanges, like the one we did for New York State.
This system is designed to support the EIP’s service delivery, financial, administration, and management activities at both the local and state levels.
These activities include initial intake, evaluation, eligibility determination, Individualized Family Service Plan development, service provision, and all financial aspects including insurance, claiming, payments, and Medicaid reimbursement.
CMA possesses a full understanding of all mandated requirements of:
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- And more