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First Steps Provider Manual
Doing Business with First Steps:

Enrollment, Documentation and Billing Guide

New Opportunity at Morehead State
New opportunity to receive certification from Morehead State

IECE MAT Application Packet 2015-2016
Service Obligation Information
PEEAK application 2015 form summer_fall

1099 Tax Form

By law, form 1099s must be mailed by Jan. 30 each year. If you have not received your 1099 tax form or have questions about your form, please contact the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet at the Office of the Controller at 502-564-8639.

Business One-Stop Resources

One-stop information and resources for businesses through the Kentucky Secretary of State Office.

Provider Payment Schedule

2014 Provider Payment Schedule

2015 Provider Payment Schedule


How to become a qualified Spanish Interpreter in Kentucky

To ensure accurate, quality interpretation services, all interpreters used by CHFS must be qualified according to Cabinet standards. To be an interpreter for CHFS, individuals must take the Spanish Language Proficiency Assessment administered by the Language Access Section and achieve at least an intermediate high rating high in all areas of the assessment (grammar/reading, listening comprehension and oral Spanish/English) according to the standards established by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The assessment also includes a practical portion that is recorded. This portion also must be passed and is administered by the Language Access Section to evaluated interpretation skills. Applicants then must complete the Cabinet's one-day interpreter training at a future date.

There is no fee to participate in the assessment or training. If you are interested in participating in one of these assessments, please read the attached qualification procedures documents and complete the registration form and return it to Alexandria Ramos as soon as possible. The sessions are limited to 18 participants each with CHFS staff receiving priority. Other registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. More detailed information, including directions to the testing site will be sent to those who register closer to the date.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:

Alexandria Ramos, Supervisor Language Access Section
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Office of Human Resource Management
275 E. Main St., Mailstop 5C-D
Frankfort, KY  40621

Telephone: (502) 564-7770, ext. 3379
Fax: (502) 564-3129

Procedures on Qualifying Interpreters

Registration Form

Provider Enrollment

If you have any questions regarding provider enrollment and forms, please e-mail the CHFS First Steps mailbox or call (502) 564-3756, ext. 4378.

NPI Number

The administrative simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 mandated the adoption of a standard unique identifier for health care providers.

As a First Steps provider, you will be required to apply for a National Provider Identifier.

Registration instructions

Provider Matrix

Provider Matrix

The Provider Matrix includes:

  • Guidelines
  • Maintenance and Updates
  • Presenting the Matrix to families
Direct Deposit

We are happy to announce that we have direct deposit up and running. Providers who have successfully submitted paperwork will have their checks from pay period ending July 9, 2012, deposited into their bank accounts.

If you are interested in enrolling in direct deposit please complete the eMARS Direct Deposit Form and W9 Form and mail to me at the address below. If you have any questions please contact me at 502-564-3756, ext.4373 or Cara Clay.

Cara Clay               
First Steps                      
275 E. Main St., HS2W-C                 
Frankfort, KY 40621

Event Calendar

First Steps Baby KEDS

First Steps Face-to-Face Provider Orientation
September 23, Frankfort
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact

First Steps Face-to-Face Provider Orientation
September 29, 2015, Frankfort
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact

First Steps Face-to-Face Provider Orientation
October 21, 2015, Frankfort
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact

First Steps Face-to-Face Provider Orientation
November 17, 2015, Frankfort
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact

First Steps Face-to-Face Provider Orientation
December 17, 2015, Frankfort
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact

Online Assessment Training

Two new online courses are available for Kentucky First Steps providers, the Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Health Care Needs (3rd Edition) and Administering the Help

Registration for each course will be available online the last week of every month and is $40 payable by Visa or MasterCard only. Participants then will have the next month to complete the course content and pass all quizzes at 80 or greater percent. Go to the Kentucky Partnership website for additional details and online registration.

State Lead Agency Approved Trainings

First Steps uses Adobe Connect for online training opportunities.

Information about Adobe

Service Providers Needed

Specialized skills and services used in the First Steps program are listed below. If you can fill any of these needs, please contact the technical assistance team in the district where you are willing to work. If you contract with First Steps to serve a county, you must be willing to work throughout that county.

  • Developmental Interventionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Primary Service Coordinator
  • Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Psychologist
  • Bilingual Provider
  • Respite Care Provider
  • Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired
  • Nutritionist/Dietician


Last Updated 9/24/2015