Eligibility - Providers - DETECT MS
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Eligibility – Providers

Detect of Mississippi

Who is eligible for services through DETECT?

In Mississippi, everyone who needs them.

Any type of medical or dental provider in Mississippi who is interested in caring for patients with IDD is eligible for services through DETECT. As an eligible provider, you and your staff have access to all of DETECT’s IDD-related education and training opportunities. You can also schedule a clinical consultation with DETECT during patient visits for IDD healthcare consulting on medical and dental issues.

Eligible Providers

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physical Therapists
  • Audiologists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • All types of healthcare providers

Eligible Patients

  • Any patient with IDD who is living in Mississippi is eligible for services through DETECT.
  • DETECT helps people with IDD locate medical and dental providers in their own communities who can meet their healthcare needs.
  • DETECT helps improve the community-based care experience for patients with disabilities by providing clinical consultations for their healthcare providers on medical and dental issues.
  • DETECT consultation services are available by referral only. Referrals to DETECT must be made through a primary medical or dental care provider or through an individual’s treatment team.

What is IDD?

IDD stands for intellectual and developmental disabilities.


An accurate diagnosis of Intellectual Disability requires three (3) components:

  • An IQ score of approximately seventy (70) or below
  • A determination of deficits in adaptive behavior
  • Manifestation of disability prior to age eighteen (18)

Developmental Disability is defined as a severe, chronic disability that is attributable to a mental and/or physical impairment.

  • The condition is manifested before age twenty-two (22)Is likely to continue indefinitely
  • Results in substantial functional limitations in three (3) or more areas of life activity:
    • Self-care
    • Receptive and expressive language
    • Learning
    • Mobility
    • Self-direction
    • Capacity for independent living
    • Economic self-sufficiency