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Children’s Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (CMAT)

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Children's Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (CMAT) 

When a child or youth 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 or youth's medical needs. CMAT's primary purpose is to review the medical and psychosocial assessment and make a medically necessary determination of eligibility for Medicaid funded long-term care services.

The long-term care services funded by Medicaid 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.

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

Eligibility 

The CMAT may staff any Medicaid eligible individual 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.