The New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Early Intervention (BEI) maintains a Central Directory of Early Intervention Services and Resources. The Directory, which is updated approximately every three months, contains lists of Approved Appendix Agencies/Individuals and Approved Basic Individuals. Because the approval of additional providers or changes in personnel is ongoing, the Bureau is providing a list of newly approved appendix providers within approximately the past 30 days. Please follow the link to access the list.
The NYS Department of Health (DOH) released information regarding Medicaid Lag Payments, affecting Cycles 2286 to 2290.
Payment for Cycle 2286 will be delayed by one (1) week for those on the accelerated schedule.
This will happen one more time for Cycle 2289.
Please follow link for the full statement.
Please click the link for the Medicaid Payment Cycle Calendar, updated as of March 25, 2021.
On March 10, 2021, the Department of Health released updated guidance on "Revised Protocols for Personnel in Healthcare and Other Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure – Including Quarantine and Furlough Requirements for Different Healthcare Settings." This guidance includes information on health care providers, including EI service providers, who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are exposed to COVID-19. Please follow the link to review the guidance.
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 click the link for more information.