At Children's Medical Services, we recognize that our providers are the foundation of the health care services we deliver; that is why we recruit only the most talented physicians and health care providers to meet the needs of the special children we serve. Find a list of our approved providers and facilities at www.cmskidsproviders.com or search for CMS providers under Managed Medical Assistance (MMA).
CMS provides a comprehensive system of care for eligible children with special health care needs. We believe in providing accessible, comprehensive, and family-centered care in a medical home setting. In addition, we have intervention, prevention, and other specialty programs that provide community based services in the natural environment and other appropriate settings.
CMS providers are an integral part of a network of local community providers, hospitals, and university medical centers around the state that provide quality care to children who need it most.
Provider News and Alerts
On May 26, 2014, Florida Medicaid began sending welcome letters to children currently enrolled in the CMS Network (MediPass) or the CMS Reform Specialty Plan. They will be automatically enrolled into the MMA CMS Network Specialty Plan effective August 1, 2014, as long as they remain clinically eligible. If the family wishes to choose another MMA plan, please call Statewide Medicaid Managed Care hotline toll-free at 1-877-711-3662 (TDD: 1-866-467-4970).
****Providers**** If you received a letter from the Children's Medical Services Central Office, dated 3/20/15, please note the following corrections:
June 16, 2014 - MMA Flyer for Providers
***In accordance with MMA requirements, new and returning credentialing applicants will need to complete and include the following two forms as part of the supporting documentation required for credentialing***
*** Effective October 1, 2014, all applicants for the Early Steps Program are required to complete the three Early Steps orientation modules before they are eligible for enrollment in the Children's Medical Services Network. ***
*** Child Protection Team (CPT) Physician Extenders: Participation criteria requires documentation of one year of experience as a physician extender in pediatrics or family medicine.
Provider Participation in CMS
Become a CMS Network Provider Today!
Join our statewide network of highly qualified healthcare professionals! ALL qualified providers must be credentialed and contracted with the CMS Network in order to participate as a CMS Network Provider.
Provider Credentialing Checklists * Updated 03/20/15 *
Please refer to the following checklists to assist in the online application process.
Need assistance with credentialing or contracting? Contact your local Provider Relations Liaison today.
CMS Network Integrated Care Systems (ICS)
In order to sign a provider contract with the CMS Network, please contact a CMS Network Integrated Care System partner in your area.
Provider Handbooks * Updated 03/18/13 *
The following CMS Provider Handbooks contain specific information regarding participation in the various Children's Medical Services programs. Provider handbooks for CMS Network Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) Specialty Plan are available on the Ped-I-Care and South Florida Community Care Network websites above.
Provider Directories for Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) will be available August 1, 2014
Frequently Used Forms
For all demographic, practice location and billing information updates, please contact your local CMS Area Office Provider Relations Liaison. CMS Provider Management is no longer using the Demographic Change Forms.
Early Steps Only
MED3000 Enrollment, Authorizations, and Claims
CMS has contracted with MED3000, a division of McKesson, to serve as the Third Party Administrator to facilitate provider information, client information, service authorizations and claims payment. For more information, please go to MED3000 Enrollment, Authorizations, and Claims.
For questions and technical assistance, providers and CMS staff may contact MED3000 Customer Service at 1-800-664-0146. Families should contact their local CMS Area Office for assistance.