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Additional Benefits

We go beyond the basics. We are proud to provide these extra benefits to children enrolled in the Children’s Medical Services Health Plan (CMS Health Plan) and their caregivers (Some benefits may be subject to prior authorization; please see your child’s member handbook for additional details)

Over-the-Counter (OTC): Get $25 worth of OTC items sent to you each month. (per household) Items are mailed at no cost.

Transition from Skilled Nursing Facility to Private Home Setting: Provides up to $2,500, per lifetime for the child's private home setting if they are in a skilled nursing facility and transitioning to a private home setting within the community

Swimming Lessons (Drowning Prevention): Members under age 21 can receive up to $150 per enrollee with prior authorization (space is limited)

Same-Day-Procedure Meals Allowance: Receive up to $200 per day (maximum $1,000 per year) for trips over 100 miles from home

Free Cell Phone Program: Get a free cell phone from Safelink/TracFone. Includes 350 minutes for talk and unlimited texting

CVS™ Discount Card: Save 20% on thousands of CVS/Pharmacy brand health-related items with the ExtraCare Health Card. Use it in stores or online at (applies to regularly priced items of $1 or more)

Housing Assistance:  Receive up to $250 per year for housing assistance and up to $75 per quarter to purchase healthy food items

Home Delivered Meals - Post-Facility Discharge (Hospital or Nursing Facility):  Members discharged within two weeks from an inpatient facility (Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility or inpatient Rehabilitation) may be eligible to receive 10 meals per authorized request

Expanded Non-Medical Transportation: Provides transportation for members, as necessary for community integration (up to 2 round-trips per month)

Nutritional Counseling: Assessment, hands-on care, education, and guidance about nutrition for caregivers and members, including initial assessment, intervention and individual, face-to-face with the patient (15 minutes each)

Behavioral Health Services for Caregivers: Education and training for patient self-management by a qualified, non-physician health care professional using a standardized curriculum and 30-minute face-to-face sessions with the patient/caregiver/family

Doula Services:  Doula services for members with a goal of improved birth outcomes, reduced pre-term births, and improved prenatal care for members ages 13 to 21

Home Delivered Meals - Disaster Preparedness/Relief:  Provides 1 emergency meal kit per year

Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Analysis for Non-Medicaid Caregivers:  Including, but not limited to the following: health-focused clinical interview, behavioral observations, psychophysiological monitoring, health-oriented questionnaires, health and behavioral interviews (individual, group, family – with or without the patient)

Newborn Circumcision: Provides for one circumcision per lifetime for newborns up to 28 days old

Home Delivered Meals – General: Qualified members may receive up to 10 meals per authorized request.

Special Programs

Community Connections Help Line: FREE Community Connections Help Line connects you to services such as utility assistance, food banks and transportation in your community

Steps2Success: Helps position your child for success with free services like:

  • Reading scholarships for qualified members (Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade) who want to improve their reading skills (space is limited)
  • General Educational Development® (GED®) testing for members age 16 and older who do not have a high school diploma; 1 voucher per year, per member (covers 4 tests)

Tutoring Services: Receive 12 tutoring sessions to aid in removing educational barriers; Up to 2 hours of tutoring time per session

Adaptive Devices – Housing-related: Covers adaptive devices such as jar openers and doorknob grippers to support members living at home (1 item per year)

Benefit Counseling for Caregivers: Provides benefit counseling to caregivers and support staff (3 sessions per year)

Financial Counseling: Members and their families can get 6 financial counseling sessions per year

Healthy-Wellness Coaching: Provides wellness coaching to encourage living a healthier lifestyle (12 visits per year)

Pest Control: Provides pest control for homes of qualified members (up to $500 per year)

Planned Respite: Caregivers of members will receive 200 hours of in-home respite and 10 days out-of-home respite per plan year

Wellness Items: Get education and support for therapeutic items and supplies (up to $200 per year)

HEPA Filter Vacuum Cleaner:  Members with asthma may qualify for a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter that can trap pollutants and may help with allergies

Carpet Cleaning: Members with asthma may qualify for 2 carpet cleanings per plan year

Hypoallergenic Bedding: Eligible members with asthma can get a hypoallergenic mattress and pillow casings to help with asthma triggers

Healthy Rewards:  Rewards members who complete specific preventive health, wellness, and engagement milestones

CMS Health Plan is a Managed Care Plan with a Florida Medicaid contract. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information, contact the Managed Care Plan. Limitations and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, and/or pharmacy network may change.

To enroll in Medicaid call tool-free: 1-877-711-3662 (TTY 1-866-467-4970) Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Learn more about CMS Health Plan. Call us at 1-866-799-5321. You can reach us Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (TTY 711). Or visit

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Last Updated On: 4/20/2021
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