Is NY State taking steps toward a paraprofessional delivery model for their Early Intervention Program???
New York State has an electronic information management system for the Early Intervention Program that involves a mechanism for billing and reporting services to the municipalities and state. This system is called the New York Early Intervention System and is generally referred to as NYEIS. I received email today regarding use of procedure codes in the NYEIS system and I want other practitioners to be aware of some issues. The email describes the difference between Level I and Level II HCPCS codes. In quick summary, Level I codes are also referred to as CPT codes and are standard and typically accepted codes that represent the professional activities of licensed health care professionals. Some of them are rather specific and include things like "OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EVALUATION" or "PHYSICAL THERAPY EVALUATION" or "THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE." Some insurance companies don't approve of some of these codes, particularly if they think that there is not