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Updates and Events

CMS Plan

  • CMS: We’re Here to Stay
  • Temporary Change in Provider Payments - Labor Day
  • New Member Newsletter (Summer 2018)
  • Welcome, Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Brosco, MD, PhD
  • Federal Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM)
  • Patient Centered Medical Home Survey

The Florida Department of Health’s Children’s Medical Services Plan (CMS Plan) and Specialty Programs is proud to serve Florida’s population of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Over the decades, CMS Plan has changed, adapted and grown, always with the goal of providing the best possible care for the children we serve.

The national landscape for health care delivery models continues to change. Florida is well positioned to implement a national model for serving CYSHCN within Medicaid and CHIP and through our Title V initiatives. Rumors have circulated that CMS Plan is “going away” or “closing.” Neither of these is true. While CMS Plan is again in a time of transition, we remain working for the health, safety and quality of life of the children and families we serve.

At this time, there are no immediate changes for providers in our network or for the families we serve. Families do not need to do anything differently, and credentialed providers are still able to see CMS Plan members. Please continue to visit our website for updates (www.CMSPlanFlorida.gov), and rest assured we will contact our members and provider network directly with any changes that will affect them.

Please be advised CMS Plan will run payment batch early the week of August 27th to avoid delays in payment processing due to the Labor Day holiday. Claims received through Tuesday, August 28th and fully adjudicated through Wednesday, August 29th will be paid on Friday, September 7th. CMS Plan apologizes in advance for any inconvenience. Should you have any questions, please contact the MED3000 helpdesk at 1-800-664-0146.

The summer member newsletter of 2018 is available online.

The CMS Plan and Specialty Programs welcomes Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD, who has been named Deputy Secretary for Children’s Medical Services (CMS). As Deputy Secretary, Dr. Brosco will oversee the Division of Children’s Medical Services. He also joins the executive leadership team of the Office of the CMS Managed Care Plan and Specialty Programs, Cheryl Young, Director, Andrea Gary, Director of Operations and Kelli Stannard, Director of Clinical Operations, to oversee the CMS Managed Care Plan and Specialty Programs and the CMS area offices.Dr. Jeffrey Brosco

Dr. Brosco currently serves as the Title V (Maternal and Child Health) statewide consultant for CMS, is professor of clinical pediatrics at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine (UM) and served as a regional medical director for CMS from 2012-2015.  For the past 21 years, he has served at UM’s School Of Medicine in several capacities, most recently as the associate director of UM’s Mailman Center for Child Development, director of faculty education development in the Department of Pediatrics and director of the Leadership Education Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program. He is also the chair of the Pediatric Bioethics Committee at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Miami's WLRN recently interviewed Dr. Brosco to find out more. Read the interview here.

Starting in August 2017, the Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) program contractor will contact all Medicaid and CHIP providers. If you are contacted you must comply with the medical records request. For more information you can read AHCA'S notice.

The Florida Department of Health Children's Medical Services has a statewide initiative to assist pediatric practices with Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice transformation and recognition.  The PCMH model has become a widely accepted standard with a variety of tools and processes that enable providers to more effectively deliver better care and achieve improved outcomes.

We have partnered with HealthARCH - a division of the University of Central Florida College of Medicine to assist us with this program.  A survey of pediatric practices is the first step in the process and will assist us with determining who among Florida pediatric practices is interested and ready to begin the medical home journey.

Your results will be kept confidential. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes. Educational content on PCMH is provided throughout the survey to help explain concepts and standards. We appreciate your time and assistance with this program.

Begin the survey:  PCMH Survey