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CMDE provider qualifications, roles and responsibilities

Date posted: 2/17/17

Date reviewed:

Date updated: 8/3/18

Legal authority

CMS-approved state plan amendment (PDF), Minn. Stat. §256B.0949

Qualifications

To qualify as a comprehensive multi-disciplinary evaluation (CMDE) provider, a professional must meet all of the following requirements:

1. Be either:

  • • A licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) or mental health professional as defined in Minn. Stat. §245.4871, subd. 27 (1–6)
  • • A mental health practitioner who meets the requirements of a clinical trainee as defined in Minn. R. 9505.0371, subp. 5c
  • 2. Have either:

  • • At least 2,000 hours of clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or related conditions
  • • Completed the equivalent in graduate-level coursework (see equivalent coursework section) at an accredited college or university (coursework must be documented in one or more of the following areas: ASD or a related condition diagnosis, ASD or a related condition treatment strategies or child development)
  • 3. Be able to diagnose, evaluate and/or provide treatment within his/her scope of practice and license.

    Equivalent coursework

    Equivalent graduate coursework is defined as a combination of:

  • • Experience or training hours providing treatment and/or examination of people with ASD or related conditions (see EIDBI – Eligibility – Related conditions)
  • • Hours spent completing coursework.
  • A CMDE provider’s experience or training hours must make up at least 50 percent of the total required amount of experience (i.e., 1,000 hours). The provider may count coursework toward the remaining 50 percent (i.e., the other 1,000 hours).

    Experience or training

    Experience or training includes the examination and/or treatment of people with ASD or a related condition. Experience and training must be in-person and can be completed the following settings:

  • • School
  • • Community settings (e.g., parks, library, stores)
  • • Clinical treatment setting.
  • Coursework

    A CMDE provider must document graduate-level coursework in one or more of the following areas:

  • • ASD or related condition diagnostics
  • • ASD or related condition treatment strategies
  • • Child development.
  • Submit a transcript to DHS with enrollment forms to demonstrate proof of completed coursework (see MHCP Provider Manual – EIDBI provider enrollment). One credit of completed coursework is equivalent to 45 hours of time. The provider must have completed the coursework at a graduate level through an accredited university or college.

    Roles and responsibilities

    The CMDE provider must complete CMDE Medical Necessity Summary Information, DHS-7108 (PDF) to determine the person’s medical necessity for EIDBI services.

    Enroll with MHCP as a CMDE provider

    For information about how to enroll with Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) as a CMDE provider, see MHCP Provider Manual – EIDBI provider enrollment.

    Enroll with MHCP as a qualified mental health professional supervisor

    For a CMDE provider to supervise a mental health practitioner who meets the requirements of a clinical trainee, he/she must enroll as an MHCP qualified mental health professional supervisor. See MHCP Provider Manual – EIDBI provider enrollment.

    Additional resources

    EIDBI – Comprehensive multi-disciplinary evaluation
    EIDBI – Overview of EIDBI providers

    MHCP Provider Manual – EIDBI provider enrollment

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