Nursing Home Supplemental Payments

In addition to the per diem payment, a nursing facility may be entitled to receive a Medicaid supplemental payment to care for medically-fragile recipients under the age of 21.

Nursing Home Supplemental Payments for Medically-Fragile Recipients Under Age 21

Nursing facilities pays supplemental payments for certain recipients under age 21 determined by the Children's Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (CMAT) to be medically fragile who:

  1. Have a medical condition that causes the recipient to be technologically dependent on medical apparatus or procedures to sustain life; and
  2. Could expire without warning unless continually under observation.

Prior to billing Medicaid:

  1. The provider must obtain prior authorization from the Children's Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (CMAT) to receive a supplemental payment for a medically-fragile recipient under 21; and
  2. The Medicaid field office service authorization nurse must approve the Children's Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (CMAT) for the level of care decision.

Refer to Chapter 3 of the Florida Medicaid Provider Reimbursement Handbook, UB04 for prior authorization procedures.
Refer to Appendix B of the Florida Medicaid Provider General Handbook for the definition of medically fragile.  You may access the Florida Medicaid handbooks from the Medicaid Rules page. 

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