Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Early Intervention and Early Intervention Technical Assistance and Monitoring Program (EITAM) will continue to provide Technical Assistance to Providers, Child and Family Connections personnel, and EI Stakeholders. We will continue to work with Providers with mail in or remote monitoring reviews if they are capable and able to participate. Providers that face any hardships and are unable to participate will be granted extensions to assist in the review process or may request their review be postponed to a later date. If you are contacted for a review, please communicate with the staff of EITAM and we will work with you to either complete, extend or postpone the review through this COVID-19 pandemic period of time.
Monitoring Review Resources
Vander Weele Group monitors ensure that compliance findings are grounded in statutory and policy standards and supported by evidence. Except for rare and extreme situations, we adopt a non-punitive approach to monitoring. We excel at providing technical assistance to enable providers, and the organizations that hire them, overcome barriers to success. As one of our monitors, Brian Gleason, said, “If providers heard us collaborate, they would be so surprised to hear that we are on their side. Our goal is not to make them angry and give them a finding of non-compliance, but to help them serve their clients. We’re monitors, but we’re also teachers and counselors.”
The following resources will help you prepare for your monitoring review.
How does the monitoring staff determine if service providers are compliant?
Review this Service Provider Review Tool/ Payee Review Tool for insight into what monitoring staff will be looking for when determining your compliance.
Assistive Technology Providers
Payee Review Checklist - Assistive Technology
Payee Review Checklist - Audiology
Interpretation and Translation Providers
Payee Review Checklist - Interpretation and Translation
This infographic explains the two documents that every EI Payee or Provider is required to have completed to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Principles of Early Intervention
The following principles guide the state's Early Intervention practices. All plans for service delivery are based upon the unique needs of each child/family and focus on the coordination of developmental activities to ensure that all members of the team involved in a child's intervention, including the family and/or caregiver, are working together.
Adopted by the Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention (IICEI) October 4, 2001
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