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Welcome

Provider Connections is contracted by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Bureau of Early Intervention to credential, enroll, and provide technical support to Early Intervention (EI) providers interested in the credentialing and enrollment process. As part of Western Illinois University’s Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education since 1997, Provider Connections has assisted the Illinois Department of Human Services in providing leadership in the Illinois EI system. The mission of Provider Connections is to ensure that professionals working in the Illinois EI System possess appropriate qualifications, enhance their professional growth, and strengthen their understanding of children ages birth to 3 with special needs.

Provider Connections serves more than 4,500 providers throughout Illinois and its adjoining states. The credentialing and enrollment service links with several other state agencies and contractors, including the IDHSEI Central Billing Office (CBO), the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), the Illinois Office of the Comptroller, the Illinois EI Training Program, and the Illinois Child and Family Connections (CFC). With these entities and other key stakeholders in the EI System, Provider Connections initiates and maintains the high standards for participating in the Illinois EI Program.

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Contact Info

Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone:  800-701-0995
Fax:  309-298-3066
Email: providerconnections@wiu.edu

News
  • EI Credential Renewal and IMPACT Enrollment

  • Incorrect EI Provider IMPACT Termination Notification – 06/16/17

  • Early Intervention Provider Payment Update Effective 06/06/17

  • Early Intervention Provider Payment Update Effective 06/05/17

  • Update to the Early Intervention 3/8/17 Provider Payment

  • Notice to Occupational & Physical Therapy Evaluators regarding New Billing Codes - 01/2017

  • Early Intervention IMPACT Guidelines

  • Revised Early Intervention Provider Handbook - 12/2016

  • Urgent Information Regarding EI Provider IMPACT Enrollment - 12/22/16

  • Urgent Notice to Occupational & Physical Therapy Evaluators regarding New Billing Codes - 02/2017

  • The Illinois LEND Fellowship Program accepting applications - deadline March 3, 2017

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