The documents in this section can be found on the Bureau of Early Intervention Web page: http://www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/index.htm
“Standards and Procedures for Service Coordination Under the Early Intervention Program”- Guidance Document- Revised December 2016,
“Standards and Procedures for Evaluations, Evaluation Reimbursement, and Eligibility Requirements and Determinations Under the Early Intervention Program,” Guidance Memorandum 2005-02: July 2005, “Addendum to: Early Intervention Guidance Memorandum 2005-02”
“The Transition of Children from The New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Program to The State Education Department Preschool Special Education Program or Other Early Childhood Services,” February 2005:
Note: The Transition document has not been updated to reflect the change in timelines with the revised regulations adopted on November 30, 2016. Service Coordinators must adhere to the timelines in the revised regulations adopted on November 30. 2016.
“Marketing Standards for Early Intervention Service Providers,” Addendum to Marketing Standards: “Guidance on Early Intervention Program Records,” Guidance Memorandum 2003-1
“Guidance on Claiming Commercial Insurance,” Memorandum 2003-2:
“Protocol: Children In Foster Care Who Participate In The Early Intervention Program,”
“Reporting of Children’s Eligibility Status Based on Diagnosed Conditions with High Probability of Developmental Delay,” Guidance Memorandum 99-2, Note: This document does not include the list of ICD-10 codes. The list of ICD-10 codes is periodically sent to EIP stakeholders via the NYEIS Listserve
“Individualized Family Service Plans,” Guidance Document -Revised February 2017
“Referral Procedures for the Early Intervention Program” Guidance Memorandum 94-3,
“Revised Early Intervention Program Regulations,” November 30, 2016,
“Early Intervention Steps A Parent’s Guide to the Early Intervention Program,”
“Resource Directory for Children with Special Health Care Needs,”
“Interim List of Development Assessment Instruments,” June 3, 2010 (revised May 2012)
Statutory and Regulatory Resources
Information about IDEA:
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center -- Formerly NECTAC): http://ectacenter.org/idea/idea.asp
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY): http://nichcy.org/laws/idea
Information about the Code of Laws of the United States of America, Title 20, Chapter 33:
Additional Web-Based Resources
Regional Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID) Programs: www.justicecenter.ny.gov/services-supports/assistive-technology-traid
TRAID is a federally-funded program administered by the NYS Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (CQCAPD).
TRAID can provide:
Information and referral
Public awareness and training
Local advocacy services
EI loan closet/library
New York State Commission of Quality Care and People with Disabilities, TRAID-In Equipment Exchange Program: https://www.nyconnects.ny.gov/providers/traid-in-equipment-exchange-program-sofaalbaap105
New York State Department of Education, Office of the Professions: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/
New York State Department of Education, Preschool Special Education: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/preschool/
New York State Department of Education, Transition Calculator: http://eservices.nysed.gov/ei
New York State Department of Financial Services:
Assuring the Family’s Role on the Early Intervention Team: Explaining Rights and Safeguards, Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center, formerly NECTAC) at: http://www.nectac.org/~pdfs/pubs/assuring.pdf
Translators/interpreters: Can be located in various ways including the use of websites such as
Training and Recorded Webinar Information
Statewide Training: Visit the New York State Early Intervention Program Online Professional Development Center Web site at: www.nyseipopdc.org
for information regarding all statewide training classes. The Center is sponsored by Measurement Inc.
NYEIS Training: View a Recorded NYEIS Webinar: http://www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/index.htm
NYEIS Help Desk Information:
NYEIS User Manual is located on the Health Commerce System (HCS)
OPWDD Notification for Children in EI Webinar:
This information can be found on the Bureau of Early Intervention Web page: http://www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/index.htm
State Fiscal Agent- Public Consulting Group (PCG)
The state fiscal agent is responsible to process claims for the EIP.
Customer Service Center: 1-866-315-3747 (Monday – Friday 7 AM – 7 PM)
Billing Information and Webinars:
Go to: https://www.EIBilling.com, click “Training Videos,” then choose either “For Providers.”
Go to: https://www.EIBilling.com, click “Webinars,” click “Interim Fiscal Agent Process (download)
(Information and training on the Assistive Technology Device (ATD) process can be found at https://www.EIBilling.com )
Ensure you are subscribed to the Bureau’s electronic mailing lists to receive important information as it becomes available regarding the State Fiscal Agent, billing procedures, and provider support.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Campaign
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a program called “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” This program improves early identification of children with developmental delays and disabilities by promoting parent-engaged developmental monitoring and facilitating early action on concerns. This initiative encourages parents and providers to learn the signs of healthy development, monitor every child’s early development, and take action when there is a concern. The program offers free checklists and other tools to make developmental monitoring practical and easy.
Among the tools this program offers are free developmental checklists, a Milestone Tracker App, a milestone moments booklet, free children’s books, tips sheets, training resources and customizable promotional materials, to name a few. You may find more information and explore these and other free resources offered through this program, by visiting: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Early Intervention (BEI) Electronic Mailing List
Bureau of Early Intervention Facebook Group for Families
Have you heard? The Bureau of Early Intervention has launched a Facebook group named, NYSDOH Early Intervention Community of Families.
This group has been designed to support parents and caregivers of children in the Early Intervention Program from around New York State. Once they join the group, parents and caregivers are encouraged to share ideas, ask questions, and provide support to one another. Regular early intervention tips and resources are also regularly shared.
Please help us get the word out. Share this resource with the parents and caregivers you know: www.facebook.com/groups/NYSDOHEI
They can join the group by clicking here.
If you have questions, would like further information or you are interested in social media posts and tweets to promote on your social media channels, please contact the Bureau of Early Intervention at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-473-7016.