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CMDE provider qualifications, roles and responsibilities

Date posted: 2/17/17

Date reviewed:

Date updated: 12/15/17

Legal authority

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


To qualify as a comprehensive multi-disciplinary evaluation (CMDE) provider, a professional must:

1. Be a licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), or mental health professional as defined in (as defined in Minn. Stat. §245.4871, subd 27(1 to 6))

2. Have either:

  • • At least 2,000 hours of clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of people with ASD and/or related conditions
  • • Completed the equivalent in graduate-level coursework at an accredited 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 or her scope of practice and license.

    Roles and responsibilities

    The CMDE provider must complete the CMDE 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.

    Additional resources

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

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