Kentucky Early Intervention Services

Kentucky Early Intervention Services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Kentucky Early Intervention System (KEIS) contracts with providers in a variety of disciplines to make early intervention services available to children who need them. Early intervention specialties include:

Developmental intervention
Occupational therapy
Speech therapy
Physical therapy
Education for the visually impaired
Education for the hearing Impaired
Social work

All children and families who participate in early intervention services also receive service coordination, evaluation and assessment.

902 KAR 30.150 Personnel Qualification

902 KAR 30.160 Covered Services

Top 10 Reasons to become an Early Interventionist in Kentucky

How are Early Intervention Services Provided?

Research shows early intervention is more effective when the focus is on the adults in the child’s life – the parent, guardian and/or other caregivers. This works because children learn best from meaningful activities that happen in usual daily routines with familiar people. The early intervention visit is an opportunity for the parent, guardian or caregiver and the provider to work as a team on activities that are important during the family's daily routines. When families learn to help their child, learning can happen all day, every day, not just when the provider is with the family and child. Kentucky Early Intervention System providers use a coaching approach to help families and other caregivers support the child’s learning and development.

Learn more about t​​​he Coac​hing in Early Intervention Training and Mentorship Program (CEITMP)

​How to Become an Early I​​ntervention Provider for Kentucky

KEIS providers are independent contractors with the state. To become a KEIS provider, enroll with KEIS as an independent provider (agency of one) or enroll as a subcontractor or employee with an existing KEIS provider agency. 

If you are interested in becoming a Kentucky Early Intervention System provider or have questions regarding the
enrollment process, please email Provider Enrollment

Guidance Documents

Assistive Technology Field Guide

Provider Payment Information

Early intervention services are costly and depend on a variety of funding sources for support. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 requires that Part C be the payer of last resort and Part C funds only be used for early intervention services an eligible child needs but is not currently entitled to under any other source. Kentucky Early Intervention System uses a variety of public and private resources to support early intervention services.

All resources for payment are explored prior to the use of early intervention funds and include:

  • Family Share participation fee
  • Medicaid
  • Private health insurance
  • State Kentucky Early Intervention System funds
  • Federal Part C funds

The Department for Public Health is committed to processing payments as quickly as possible and is obligated to provide payment within 30 days of receipt of an accurate, properly submitted bill. As a business, you are responsible for meeting your operating expenses within this time frame.

2024 Pay Cycle Schedule

2023 Pay Cycle Schedule​​

​​​​​ 902 KAR 30.200 Coverage and Payments for Services

TOTS Insurance Billing System (TIBS)

TIBS is an automated billing service through the TOTS system. TIBS uses provider service log and accounts payable information to bill electronically.

To enroll in TIBS, please email Kentucky Early Intervention System to request an enrollment form.

After the state lead agency receives the TIBS enrollment form you will be enrolled in a TIBS training module that will give you additional tips on billing and claims submission. Once the TIBS training certificate of completion is received, your enrollment is complete. Email the certificate to Kentucky Early Intervention System​ Billing or fax to (502) 564-0329.​

Questions about the 1099 tax form?

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 Office of the State Controller at (502) 564-7227.

For more information on provider payment or billing, please email Kentucky Early Intervention System Billing.

First Frid​a​​y Focus​​​

The​ First Friday Focus offers quick updates, tips and information about what's going on in Kentucky's Early Intervention System on the first Friday of every month.


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