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New Opportunity at Morehead State
New opportunity to receive certification from Morehead State

IECE MAT Application Packet 2015-2016

Service Obligation Information

PEEAK application 2015 form summer_fall


Interested in becoming a First Steps Provider?

Specialized skills and services used in the First Steps program are listed below. If you can fill any of these needs, please contact the technical assistance team in the district where you are willing to work. If you contract with First Steps to serve a county, you must be willing to work throughout that county.

  • Developmental Interventionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Primary Service Coordinator
  • Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Psychologist
  • Bilingual Provider
  • Respite Care Provider
  • Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired
  • Nutritionist/Dietician

If you have any questions regarding provider enrollment and forms, please e-mail the CHFS First Steps mailbox or call (502) 564-3756, ext. 4378.


First Steps Provider Manual

Doing Business with First Steps:
Enrollment, Documentation and Billing Guide

Additional Service Provider Information

As a First Steps provider, you are required to submit a copy of your Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) criminal record and the Child Abuse/Neglect (CAN) check.  You will also be required to apply for a National Provider Identifier (NPI) and an Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Criminal Records Check

The Administrative Office of the Courts offers criminal record reports to individuals, businesses, licensing agencies, government entities and others for a nominal fee of $20.

The information comes from CourtNet, the AOC statewide database of court information from local case management system in all 120 Kentucky counties. The CourtNet database contains more than 4 million records that cover all misdemeanor and traffic cases for at least the last five years and felonies dating back to 1978.

AOC Records Unit


Child Abuse/Neglect Check

CAN Check Form


National Provider Identifier Standard (NPI)

The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Administrative Simplification Standard. The NPI is a unique identification number for covered health care providers. Covered health care providers and all health plans and health care clearinghouses must use the NPIs in the administrative and financial transactions adopted under HIPAA. The NPI is a 10-position, intelligence-free numeric identifier (10-digit number). This means that the numbers do not carry other information about healthcare providers, such as the state in which they live or their medical specialty. The NPI must be used in lieu of legacy provider identifiers in the HIPAA standards transactions.

NPI Registration Instructions


Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Employer Identification Numbers are issued for the purpose of tax administration and are not intended for participation in any other activities (e.g., tax lien auction or sales, lotteries, etc.)

EIN Registration Instructions


Business One-Stop Resources

One-stop information and resources for businesses through the Office of the Kentucky Secretary of State.

Provider Payment Information

Direct Deposit

If you need to make a change to your direct deposit information please complete the eMARS Direct Deposit Form and W9 Form and mail to the address below. Forms cannot be faxed or emailed. Original signatures must be on file.  

Department of Public Health
First Steps
Attn: Financial Administrator
275 E. Main, HS2WC
Frankfort, KY 40621


Provider Payment Schedule

2016 Provider Payment Schedule

2015 Provider Payment Schedule


Questions about 1099 Tax Forms?

By law, form 1099s must be mailed by Jan. 30 each year. If you have not received your 1099 tax form or have questions about your form, please contact the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet at the Office of the Controller at (502) 564-8639.

If you have any questions please contact the First Steps at (502) 564-3756 or email the State Lead Agency.

Event Calendar

First Steps Face-to-Face Provider Orientation
Dec. 17, 2015, Frankfort
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact

First Steps Face-to-Face Provider Orientation
Jan. 13, 2016, Frankfort
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact

First Steps Face-to-Face Provider Orientation
Feb. 17, 2016, Frankfort
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact

First Steps Face-to-Face Provider Orientation
March 10, 2016, Frankfort
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact

First Steps Face-to-Face Provider Orientation
April 19, 2016, Frankfort
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact


Five Area Assessment Training

Two new online courses are available for Kentucky First Steps providers, the Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Health Care Needs (3rd Edition) and Administering the HELP

Registration for each course will be available online the last week of every month and is $40 payable by Visa or MasterCard only. Participants then will have the next month to complete the course content and pass all quizzes at 80 or greater percent. Go to the Kentucky Partnership website for additional details and online registration.

State Lead Agency Approved Trainings
Interested in becoming an Interpreter?

How to become a qualified Spanish Interpreter in Kentucky

To ensure accurate, quality interpretation services, all interpreters used by CHFS must be qualified according to Cabinet standards. To be an interpreter for CHFS, individuals must take the Spanish Language Proficiency Assessment administered by the Language Access Section and achieve at least an intermediate high rating high in all areas of the assessment (grammar/reading, listening comprehension and oral Spanish/English) according to the standards established by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The assessment also includes a practical portion that is recorded. This portion also must be passed and is administered by the Language Access Section to evaluated interpretation skills. Applicants then must complete the Cabinet's one-day interpreter training at a future date.

There is no fee to participate in the assessment or training. If you are interested in participating in one of these assessments, please read the attached qualification procedures documents and complete the registration form and return it to Alexandria Ramos as soon as possible. The sessions are limited to 18 participants each with CHFS staff receiving priority. Other registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. More detailed information, including directions to the testing site will be sent to those who register closer to the date.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:

Alexandria Ramos, Supervisor Language Access Section
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Office of Human Resource Management
275 E. Main St., Mailstop 5C-D
Frankfort, KY  40621

Telephone: (502) 564-7770, ext. 3379
Fax: (502) 564-3129

Procedures on Qualifying Interpreters

Registration Form


Last Updated 11/24/2015