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Children’s Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (CMAT)
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:
- CMAT Level of Care Training
- Medical Foster Care (MFC)
- Nusing Facility (NF)
- Model Waiver (MW)
The CMAT Level of Care (LOC) tool is the tool by which the LOC is determined for a Medical Foster Care (MFC) client. Only team members who have completed the LOC Training may participate in determining a LOC for a MFC client. The recording includes a PowerPoint presentation that will provide the appropriate training to allow participation in the CMAT. Please print a copy of the Level of Care tool to review along with the presentation.
Once this training has been completed, take the quiz and forward electronically to Jeff Baxla at zzzzFeedbackCMSCMAT@flhealth.gov. He will score the quiz and issue a certificate of completion to show you have received the appropriate LOC training and are qualified to participate fully in the CMAT process.
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.
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.
For additional information, contact the CMAT program at (850) 245-4200 or contact your local CMS office and ask for a CMAT team member.