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Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) Benefit Policy Manual

The Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) benefit is a Minnesota Health Care Program for people who:

  • • Are younger than age 21
  • • Are on Medical Assistance (MA)
  • • 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 waivers, etc.), he or she also may be eligible to receive EIDBI services.

    About the policy manual

    This policy guide provides EIDBI policy information, such as:

  • An overview of the EIDBI benefit
  • Rights and responsibilities of people who receive services and provider agencies
  • EIDBI services
  • Eligibility criteria for EIDBI services
  • Medical necessity criteria
  • Provider qualifications, roles and responsibilities
  • Provider training opportunities and requirements
  • Resources.
  • Additional required information

    The MHCP Provider Manual also includes important information for EIDBI providers.

    For information that applies to all Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) providers, see MHCP Provider Manual – Provider basics.

    For EIDBI-specific provider enrollment, billing and authorization information, see MHCP Provider Manual – EIDBI.

    Updates to the policy manual

    We will announce updates to the policy manual:

  • • On EIDBI – Updates to the EIDBI Benefit Policy Manual
  • • Via emails from the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Stakeholders and MHCP Provider lists.
  • ASD Stakeholders list

    Subscribe to the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Stakeholders list here:

    Email Updates
    To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.

    MHCP Provider list

    The MHCP Provider list includes multiple topics. We will announce EIDBI policy manual updates via the following topics:

  • • County and tribal human services
  • • Managed care organizations
  • • Mental health providers.
  • To subscribe to the MHCP Provider list and choose topics, see MHCP Provider email lists.


    For policy or clinical questions, email

    For provider enrollment, billing procedures and fee-for-service coverage policies, contact the MHCP Provider Call Center. See MHCP enrolled providers – contact information.

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