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Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) Benefit

Page posted: 3/13/17

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Legal authority

Federally approved EIDBI state plan amendment (PDF), Minn. Stat. §256B.0949

Overview

The Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) Benefit is a Minnesota Health Care Program that offers medically necessary treatment to people who:

  • • Are up to age 21
  • • Are on Medical Assistance (MA) or MinnesotaCare
  • • Have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or a related condition.
  • If a person receives other Medicaid-funded services (e.g., personal care assistance (PCA), home and community-based service (HCBS) waivers, etc.), he or she also may be eligible to receive EIDBI services.

    Eligibility

    For specific eligibility criteria, see EIDBI – Eligibility for EIDBI services.

    Covered services

    Under the EIDBI Benefit, a person with ASD or a related condition may receive a range of individualized and intensive treatment services. These services target the functional skills and core deficits of ASD and related conditions to promote the person’s optimal independence and participation in family, school and community life.

    For more information about services available under the EIDBI Benefit, see EIDBI – Services.

    Access

    Before the person can receive treatment services under the EIDBI Benefit, he or she must receive a comprehensive multi-disciplinary evaluation (CMDE) from a qualified provider. The CMDE is used to determine if he or she has a medical need for EIDBI services. To find a CMDE provider, go to the Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Provider Directory and follow these steps:

  • • In the “type” field, select Autism–Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention”
  • • Select “Next”
  • • In the “subtype” field, select “CMDE Assessments”
  • • Select “search.”
  • After the person receives a CMDE, he or she must see an EIDBI provider agency to develop an individual treatment plan (ITP) and begin receiving treatment services. To find an EIDBI provider agency, go to the MHCP Provider Directory and follow these steps:

  • • In the “type” field, select Autism–Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention”
  • • Select “Next”
  • • Then in the “subtype field, select “Autism Agencies”
  • • Select “search.”
  • Managed care organizations

    Not all EIDBI providers are available through each managed care organization. Before the person receives EIDBI services, including a CMDE, ensure the provider is in the person’s network.

    Fee-for-service (FFS)

    If the person is enrolled in FFS, he or she can receive EIDBI services from any EIDBI provider enrolled with MHCP.

    Providers

    EIDBI services are delivered by providers who are enrolled with MHCP and meet all qualifications. For more information about EIDBI providers, including provider types, qualifications and enrollment, see EIDBI – Overview of EIDBI providers.

    Additional resources

    DHS – Autism spectrum disorder and related conditions
    DHS – ASD resources

    EIDBI brochure, DHS-6751A (PDF)

    EIDBI Benefit Policy Manual

    MHCP Provider Manual – EIDBI

    MHCP Provider Manual – EIDBI provider enrollment

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