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Technical Advisory Panel

CMS Plan

Next Meeting

No meeting is scheduled at this time.

Information about the Technical Advisory Panel

The CMS Plan Technical Advisory Panel is a team of experts that assist with the continued transition of the Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Plan from a direct service provider network to a managed care plan. Panel members recommend best practices for administration of the plan, including long-range planning, quality improvement initiatives and health education and wellness. The panel will also work with the department to develop public, member and provider education and outreach to assist these audiences with understanding the shift from a direct service network to a high quality, patient-centered managed care plan for children with special health care needs.


Alfreda Blackshear, M.D., general pediatrician
Mobeen Rathore, M.D., pediatric specialist
Tina D'Alessandro, Ph.D., Nemours Specialty Clinic, Jacksonville, director of nursing
Carmen Anchorena, parent of child enrolled in CMS Plan
Karen Zeiler, Molina Healthcare
Mansooreh Salari, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of CMS plan
Patricia Emmanuel, M.D., University of South Florida College of Medicine, chair of pediatrics

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