Family Infant Toddler Key
Information Data System Upgrade
November 16, 2011
Presenter: Michael Snouffer
FIT Program Overview
Family Infant Toddler Program
Provides early intervention services to infants and toddlers who have or are
at risk for developmental delays.
Early intervention is the process of anticipation, identifying and responding
to concerns about infant’s or toddler’s development in order to minimize
potential adverse effects and maximize healthy development.
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act provides the
legislative and regulatory authority for the program (IDEA Part C).
FIT Program contracts with more than 30 early intervention agencies
throughout the state.
Funded by health insurance, Medicaid, State General Funds and Federal
Family Infant Toddler Key Information Data System
FIT-KIDS allows DDSD to electronically process claims for services provided
by provider agencies and track compensation received for services
Software as a service initially implemented in January 2008.
First major upgrade.
Move DDSD and the FIT Program into compliance with the federal
requirements of US Department of Education Office of Special Education
Programs (OSEP) and the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Act, Part C
(IDEA Part C).
Provide better tracking of financial reimbursements from Medicaid, private
health insurance and State funds.
Allow DDSD to continue to improve child and family outcomes through
collection of additional data elements.
Train all FIT program Early Intervention Provider agency staff on new
version of FIT-KIDS.
Create requirement and configuration documents.
Implement upgraded application in test environment.
Develop test plan and scripts. Execute test scripts in test environment.
Track and fix defects.
Upgrade FIT-KIDS application in production.
Funds requested for this certification: $306,850
Project Phase Certification Request: Close-out
Project Start Date: July 2011
Project End Date: September 2011
Total project value: $306,850
Total expended to date: $306,850
Race and Ethnicity Enhancements and Reports
Federal Performance and Billing Enhancements and
End User Training
All vendor deliverables accepted and invoiced
More time to implement.
More rigorous testing from the user community
More IT technical support incorporated earlier in