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Children’s Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (CMAT)

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Children's Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (CMAT) 

When a child/client under 21 years of age has a serious or complex medical condition that may require long-term care services the Children's Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (CMAT) may review the case to determine eligibility for services to meet the child/client's medical needs.  CMAT's primary purpose is to review the child/client's medical and psychosocial assessment and make a medically necessary determination of eligibility for Medicaid funded long-term care services.

The long-term care Medicaid funded services that require a CMAT determination are:  

  • Medical Foster Care (MFC)
  • Nusing Facility (NF)
  • Model Waiver (MW)

Medical Foster Care (MFC), which provides a temporary foster home placement and medical care for foster children who have complex medical needs;

Nursing facility (NF) care, which provides nursing care to children who have complex medical needs in a nursing home type facility; and,

Level of Care determination for the Model Waiver (MW), which provides services for children who have a degenerative spinocerebellar disease and for children that are transitioning from the NF to home.

Eligibility 

The CMAT may staff any Medicaid eligible child/client under 21 years of age who has a medically complex or medically fragile condition that requires continual medical, nursing, or health supervision.  Medical documentation must support the need for long-term care services.

Contact Information 

For additional information, contact the CMAT program at (850) 245-4200 or contact your local CMS office and ask for a CMAT team member.