IPRO’s Early Intervention (EI) monitoring program helps to ensure that eligible infants and toddlers and their families have access to timely, consistent and appropriate services and administrative processes.
States are responsible under Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to ensure that infants and toddlers with disabilities receive the early intervention services afforded to them under state and federal law. State early intervention monitoring programs help to assure both the quality and value of these services.
The IPRO Solution
IPRO’s comprehensive Early Intervention Monitoring Program helps assure the quality and appropriate utilization of the services delivered to eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities, and their families. IPRO has been monitoring the quality of EI services provided by individuals and agencies, and the municipalities that administer these services, since 2001. IPRO’s EI services include:
- Review and assessment of EI provider credentials
- Development of operational monitoring assessment criteria, protocols, assessment tools, reports and report language
- Onsite assessment of EI provider services and processes, utilizing staff interview, record and document review, and facility walk-through
- Identification and immediate referral of situations that may pose a health or safety risk
- Provision of technical assistance to providers
- Corrective action plan assessment
- Review and reporting for provider clinical practices
Key elements of our monitoring process include:
- Pre-review activities, including facilitation of provider and municipality self-assessment, and implementation of parent surveys and professional surveys
- Onsite review, including holding entrance and exit conferences, interviewing staff, selecting and reviewing child records, observing the facility, and examining documentation and billing information
- Issuing a written report of findings based on specific criteria established in conjunction with the client
- Should improvements be required, IPRO assesses the provider’s corrective action plan and prepares a response for state approval.
- Our EI experts also staff a provider technical assistance hotline.
IPRO’s highly skilled EI monitoring team includes professionals with a wide range of clinical expertise, as well as extensive administrative and fiscal management background. Fifteen (15) members of our EI team have over 5 years of exceptional experience in all aspects of the EI monitoring process, as well as state and federal guidelines.
The IPRO Advantage
- Over 25 years of experience collaborating with state government to implement Medicaid oversight
- The services of a highly skilled, educated and experienced EI monitoring program staff who have completed over 3,000 EI provider reviews and reports, and have drafted over 3,000 corrective action plan reviews
- Access to IPRO’s staff of more than 350 quality improvement specialists, clinicians, medical reviewers, statisticians, project managers and Medicaid and Medicare program experts
- The services of a national health care program assessment and quality improvement organization
- An efficient data collection and reporting application for tracking, managing and reporting on all elements of EI monitoring activities
- FERPA and HIPAA program compliance
Contact Patti Weinberg, RPA, MPS, Vice President, Medicaid/State Health Care Assessment, at 516-209-5617 or visit us at ipro.org