For EI Professionals

  • Provider Portal
    Provider Portal Support
    Tracy Sperry
    Phone: 303-866-3333
    Cell: 720-793-4419

    Provides information and technical assistance for all issues concerning the Early Intervention Colorado Provider Portal.

    For quickest response email request for assistance with a screen shot or photo taken with a mobile device of the issues you are experiencing.

  • Evaluation and Assessment Resources
    Access materials and resources related to Evaluation and Assessment here 
  • Medicaid Updates
    Access the Early Intervention Billing Manual here

    Medicaid Update 3/3/22

    From Alex Weichselbaum, Primary/Rehabilitative Care and Analytics Unit Manager at Health Care Policy and Financing:
    Effective July 1, 2022, providers will need to submit claims to include the Ordering NPI Number field populated. Many providers already do this, but many do not, and they will need to change. The website describing this effort is found here. Also, HCPF published a March 2022 Provider Bulletin on this (page 24). Claims that do not have this field properly populated will be denied starting July 1, 2022. 

    Our policy for how the Ordering NPI field is populated for EI Providers specifically is found in the billing manuals, such as PTOT, but I will repeat it here: 
    Health First Colorado recognizes that Outpatient PT/OT/ST and audiology ordered in conjunction with an approved IFSP for Early Intervention may not necessarily have an ordering provider. Under this circumstance alone the rendering provider must use their own NPI number as the OPR NPI number.
    To help therapy providers with this process, the Department has published a list of therapy billing provider numbers and whether or not those provider's submissions already use the Ordering NPI number. The purpose of this list is to assist providers in knowing whether they need to change their submissions or not. This list is found on the main OPR website.
  • Early Intervention Evaluation Entities
    Link to this folder for evaluation resources and EI team contacts

    Access the Early Intevention Evaluation News in this folder

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    Need support with accessing/using the Provider Portal? Fill out the Evaluator Entity or Individual Evaluator Support Request

The mission and key principles for providing Early Intervention (EI) services are the foundation of how early intervention services are organized and delivered. They are intended to help all program staff gain insight and work in partnership with the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) team members participating in the process. The key principles and foundational pillars are the best way to learn what Early Intervention is.


Part C early intervention builds upon and provides supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance children’s learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.

Key Principles

  • Infants and toddlers learn best through everyday experiences and interactions with familiar people in familiar contexts.

  • All families, with the necessary supports and resources, can enhance their children’s learning and development.

  • The primary role of a service provider in early intervention is to work with and support family members and caregivers in children’s lives.

  • The early intervention process, from initial contacts through transition, must be dynamic and individualized to reflect the child’s and family members’ preferences, learning styles and cultural beliefs.

  • IFSP outcomes must be functional and based on children’s and families’ needs and family-identified priorities.

  • The family’s priorities, needs and interests are addressed most appropriately by a primary provider who represents and receives team and community support.

  • Interventions with young children and family members must be based on explicit principles, validated practices, best available research, and relevant laws and regulations.