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DSD eList announcement

Date: March 1, 2018
: Providers of services to people with autism and other interested stakeholders
: DHS Disability Services Division
To provide information about the state EIDBI Benefit and encourage providers to participate
: Immediately

Become an Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention provider

Have you considered being an Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) provider? Minnesota’s EIDBI Benefit pays for medically necessary treatment of people under the age of 21 with autism spectrum disorder and related conditions who receive Medical Assistance.

Minnesota Department of Human Services is working with current and prospective providers across the state to increase participation in the EIDBI Benefit and to increase access to services for people with autism and their families.


The EIDBI Benefit:

  • • Targets the functional skills and core deficits of people with ASD and related conditions
  • • Educates, trains and supports parents and families
  • • Promotes people’s independence and participation in family, school and community life
  • • Improves long-term outcomes and quality of life for people and their families
  • A person is eligible to receive EIDBI services if he or she meets all of the following criteria:

  • • Has been diagnosed with ASD or a related condition
  • • Has had a Comprehensive Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation (CMDE) that establishes medical necessity for EIDBI services
  • • Is enrolled in MA or MinnesotaCare
  • • Is medically stable and does not require 24-hour medical monitoring or procedures
  • • Is younger than 21
  • A Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) enrolled CMDE provider determines medical necessity for the person. Once the CMDE provider determines a person’s medical necessity, a qualified EIDBI provider will create an individual treatment plan to authorize EIDBI services.

    Covered services for the benefit also include individual and group intervention, observation and direction, family or caregiver training and counseling, coordinated care conference and travel time.

    Resources and information

  • Autism and related conditions treatments and supports brochure (PDF)
  • DHS EIDBI website
  • EIDBI section of the Provider Manual
  • EIDBI Policy Manual
  • MHCP Provider Manual-Provider Basics
  • MHCP provider training page
  • Email announcements

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    Contact us

    If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about the benefits of becoming an EIDBI provider, please contact us through the ASD email inbox. We are happy to help you and your staff with any questions you have about the EIDBI benefit and the enrollment process.

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