Assistive Technology Field Guide
Provider Payment Information
Early Intervention Services are costly and depend upon a variety of funding sources for support. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 requires that Part C be the payor of last resort and Part C funds only be used for early intervention services an eligible child needs but is not currently entitled to under any other source. First Steps uses a variety of public and private resources to support early intervention services.
All resources for payment are explored prior to the use of early intervention funds and include:
Family Share participation fee;
Private health insurance;
State First Steps funds; and
Federal Part C funds.
The Department for Public Health is committed to processing payments as quickly as possible and is obligated to provide payment within 30 days of receipt of an accurate, properly submitted bill. As a business, you are responsible for meeting your operating expenses within this allowable time frame.
2018 Pay Cycle Schedule
2019 Pay Cycle Schedule
902 KAR 30.200 Coverage and Payments for Services
TOTS Insurance Billing System (TIBS)
TIBS is an automated billing service through the TOTS system. TIBS uses the information in a provider’s service log and accounts payable to bill electronically.
To enroll in TIBS, please
email First Steps to request an enrollment form.
After the state lead agency receives the TIBS enrollment form you will be enrolled in a TIBS training module that will give you additional tips on billing and claims submission. Once the certificate of completion for the TIBS training module is received your enrollment is complete. Email the certificate to
First Steps Billing or fax to (502) 564-0329.
Questions about the 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 Office of the State Controller at (502) 564-7227.
For more information on provider payment or billing, please contact:
email First Steps Billing.