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Children’s Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (CMAT)
Contact: Florida Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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.
Level of Care (LOC) Training Directions
- Within 30 days of joining the CMAT team and PRIOR to voting, all CMAT team members must complete the LOC training.
- As a reminder, all LOC recommendations are good for a maximum of 180 days. These recommendations are required to be updated (the child must be re-staffed) if their condition changes.
- First, print the MFC LOC tool, front and back for ease of use and following along.
- Next proceed to watch the 2 videos. The first is a general review of the new tool and the second includes 2 mock assessments and scoring of the tool for practice.
- Once you have completed the videos, take the LOC tool quiz and submit to zzzzFeedbackCMSCMAT@flhealth.gov
- Your quiz will be scored and if you receive a minimum score of 80% or greater, a certificate will be issued and you will be able to vote.
- Questions may also be directed to zzzzFeedbackCMSCMAT@flhealth.gov
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.
Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA)
The Florida Department of Children and Families
To contact your local CMAT team, please email the region by clicking on the area you are interested in below. We look forward to assisting you.
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