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CMS Providers

Nurse and GirlAt 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.

Looking for the Children’s Medical Services Managed Care Plan?

The Office of Children’s Medical Services Managed Care Plan (CMS Plan) has moved to its own website. If you are looking for information previously contained in the Managed Medical Assistance tab or any information related to the CMS Managed Care Plan, please visit our new website at CMSPlan.floridahealth.gov. On the new CMS Managed Care Plan site, you will find information regarding the Plan, including eligibility and services, updates and events as well as specific information for members and providers.

Provider News and Alerts

12/21/2015 - Special Exception Request for CMS Coverage of Low Protein Modified Foods

To request an exception for CMS coverage of Low Protein Modified Foods, please use this form.

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.

  1. Complete our online Provider Credentialing Application.
  2. Sign a Provider Contract with one of our Integrated Care Systems.

Provider Credentialing Checklists  * Updated 03/20/15 *

Please refer to the following checklists to assist in the online application process.

Provider Relations Liaisons (PRL)

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.

   1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
South Florida Community Care Network
   1-855-655-5303 (TTY)
Pedicare 1-866-376-2456 or http://pedicare.peds.ufl.edu   South Florida Community Care Network 1-866-209-5022 or http://www.sfccn.org

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) are now available

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.

CMSN Risk Management Plan-March 2015

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.