Service Description

Family training and support means family training, education and support services provided to assist the family of a child eligible for services in understanding the special needs of the child as related to the providers specific discipline and enhancing the child's development. Eligible child is not required to be present but may be if appropriate. May include such services as support groups, individual support and other training for the family.

Parent Liaison

The role of the parent liaison as a direct service provider is to draw from his/her knowledge and personal experience to bring sensitivity, emotional support, and a peer perspective to families as they learn about the Early Intervention Program and to develop and coordinate parent-to-parent linkages. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as a leader/co-leader of a parent support group. Services are based upon the individual needs of the child/family as determined by the child's multidisciplinary team and identified on the Service Plan.

Interpreter

Bilingual interpreter services necessary during the rendering of other Early Intervention services in order to communicate with the child and family and written translation of Early Intervention documents into the child/family's native language are billable under this service. If the interpreter is authorized to interpret service sessions for a provider/family, the interpreter may assist that provider in scheduling service appointments for that family. Does not include bilingual interpreter services that would otherwise be provided at no charge to the family or bilingual interpreter services by the same person rendering the service. (See Attachment 5: Non-Billable Activities)

Deaf Mentor

Deaf Mentor Services provided by a language mentor for the deaf who interacts with the child by modeling language in the chosen communication mode, shares information about deaf culture and provides firsthand knowledge of deafness with the family and introduces the family to the local deaf community.

Parent Liaisons, Interpreters and Deaf Mentors do not provide evaluation/assessment services to determine a child's eligibility for services.

Services must be consistent with the provider's qualifications. Family Training and Support does not include services that require a license, such as counseling services that must be provided by a licensed social worker, clinical psychologist, marriage and family therapist, etc. or discussion of non-Early Intervention related activities with the family over the phone.

Qualified Staff

Enrolled individual credentialed as a Parent Liaison, or an enrolled Interpreter or enrolled Deaf Mentor. (See Definitions for more detail. See Attachment 3: Requirements For Professional & Associate Level Early Intervention Credentialing and Enrollment to Bill for credentialing and enrollment requirements.)

Billable Activities With Authorization

IFSP development and family training, education and support that is not billable under other Early Intervention services.

Do not provide services without having an authorization in hand. Services provided without a pre-approved authorization are not guaranteed for payment.

CODES FOR USE BY PARENT LIAISONS AND DEAF MENTORS, ONLY

Procedure Codes Modifiers Unit of Service Description Rate
T1024 TL 15 minutes IFSP development $10.71
T1024 TL 15 minutes IFSP Meeting $13.50
T1027 TL 15 minutes Family training and support - onsite (one family) $10.71
T1027 TL 15 minutes Family training and support - offsite $13.50
T1027 TL, HQ 15 minutes Group family training and support (multiple families) $ 2.68

CODES FOR USE BY INTERPRETERS, ONLY

Procedure Codes Modifiers Unit of Service Description Rate
T1013 15 minutes Family training and support -onsite $10.71
T1013 15 minutes Family training and support - offsite $13.50
T1013 HQ 15 minutes Group family training and support $ 2.68

NOTE: If there is more than one provider and four children in a group, there must be one Interpreter for each provider.

CODES FOR USE BY INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF, ONLY

?Procedure Codes Modifiers Unit of Service Description Rate
T1013 HT 15 minutes Family training and support -onsite $10.71
T1013 HT 15 minutes Family training and support - offsite $13.50
T1013 HQ & HT 15 minutes Group family training and support (multiple families or group with one provider and not more than four children) $ 2.68

NOTE: If there is more than one provider and four children in a group, there must be one Interpreter for each provider.

CODES FOR USE BY TRANSLATORS ONLY

?Procedure Codes Modifiers Unit of Service Description Rate
T1013 TL 15 minutes Family training and support -onsite $10.71