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Welcome to the Early Intervention Central Billing Office!


The purpose of this web site is to facilitate information sharing with Early Intervention providers, Early Intervention program participants and their parents or guardians, and Child and Family Connection agencies.

Much of the information provided is in response to the types and number of calls received by the EI-CBO and the Cornerstone Call Center related to the Early Intervention program. We encourage you to visit this web site before calling the help desk, as the information you need is most likely available in this site.



Important Notice Regarding New CMS-1500 Form 02/12: The new CMS-1500 form rev. 02/12 will be implemented in the QClaims system on April 6, 2014.
The CBO will accept both the old CMS-1500 and the new 1500 rev. 02/12 until further notice.

Java Version 7 (Update 51) Instructions for Windows XP and Windows 7

Java Version 7 (Update 51) Instructions for Windows 8

Java Version 7 (Update 51) Instructions for Mac

Important Notice Regarding New Speech Therapy Evaluation Code as of 01/21/14

To All Early Intervention Speech Therapy Evaluators/Billers of Early Intervention Speech Therapy Evaluations: Early Intervention would like to remind everyone that the announcement of the new codes to utilize for billing purposes for evaluations of speech are ONLY for dates of service beginning January 1, 2014.  All dates of service beginning with January 1, 2014 must be billed using the new codes. All dates of service prior to January 1, 2014 should use the 92506 code.  If you have claims to submit that contain dates of service both prior to and after January 1, 2014, you must be sure to use the correct coding based on the Date of Service.  Any claims submitted using the incorrect code(s) based on date of service will be rejected for correction. If you have any questions, please refer to the Important Notice Regarding New Speech Therapy Evaluation Code Memorandum.

Update to Provider Liaison Providers Effective 01/01/2014

Solace and QClaims Launch Instructions for Windows 8

Solace and QClaims Launch Instructions for Mac

Solace and QClaims Launch Instructions for Windows XP/7

Early Intervention Public Hearing Notice - Revisions to Early Intervention System of Payments and Fees

Important Notice Regarding Updated Requirements for Assistive Technology Request Submission

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Early Intervention Program Rules. The Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Early Intervention, filed proposed amendments to the Early Intervention Program rules, 89 Ill. Adm. Code 500.  To see the proposed amendments, go to: and look for the May 17th Register, page 6417.   The public comment period lasts  45 days, beginning May 17, 2013.  The procedure for submitting public comments to the Department can be found in the Illinois Register on page 6418.

Memorandum for Family Outcomes Survey

FFY2014 - Annual State Grant Application

New for Transportation Providers - The CBO now offers electronic claim submission for transportation claims via Qclaims.  If you do not have a Qclaims account simply visit and view the initial sign up documentation. After signing up then review the Electronic Transportation Claim document for provider set up and claim submission procedures.   If you already have a Qclaims account, you will use your current log on information to access Qclaims. You then need to review the Electronic Transportation Claim document for provider set up and claim submission procedures. 

Provider Notice - Early Intervention Services - Based on Scientific-Based Research


Early Intervention Provider Payment Updates Effective 03/24/14 - The Early Intervention Bureau has secured funds to approve the 03/05/14 voucher for payment. This payment should be visible on the DHS and Comptroller websites within the next few business days. We are working to secure funds to approve additional vouchers as quickly as possible. 

Early Intervention is continually working to secure additional revenues in order to process payments.  We are not always aware of when these funds may be released to the Early Intervention 502 Revolving Fund. We also must have the funds secured into the DHS accounting systems before payments can be made.  IOC is only the first step in the process. While we understand the impact any delay has on every aspect of the Early Intervention Services System, we are not able to change the way the state process works.  Early Intervention receives funding from multiple sources and every effort is made to reduce the impact of the lack of state funds available by utilizing every other source.  As funds become available, payments will be made.  Thank you for your support and continued patience.


Free Insurance Billing Services – The Early Intervention program provides free Insurance Billing Services for providers participating in the program. This Insurance Billing Service is specifically designed to bill primary insurance companies on behalf of the provider free of charge for new client referrals ONLY.  For the Free Insurance Billing Information please click here.

Early Intervention Service Description, Billing Codes and Rates effective 09/1/2009 - The following link Revised Provider Handbook to the document entitled "Early Intervention Service Descriptios, Billing Codes and Rates" is for your to use beginning 09/01/2009. Please review it thoroughly. Most of the information is not new. However, it has been clarified based upon 89 Illinois Administrative Code 500 and multiple information notices that have been released since the last version, which was March 2004. All Child and Family Connections (CFC) staff are required to know this document and function. Beginning September 1, 2009 all Providers and CFC staff (where applicable) will be monitored based upon the required policies, procedures and guidelines.

Electronic Billing- Qclaims is the Early Intervention Central Billing Office’s method of allowing EI providers to submit claims electronically to the Central Billing Office.  This software is free, easy to use and completely HIPAA compliant.  Additionally, it drastically cuts the time from claim submission to provider payment, creates a permanent record of your billing and submission dates, and reduces your cost of doing business in EI.  To get started simply visit  and view the initial sign up documentation.

So, log on and start sending Qclaims!

View setup documentation, then visit to start using this free software.