CMS Kids Network – Medical Foster Care


Emerging Practice

CMS Kids Network – Medical Foster Care

State/JurisdictionSettingPopulationTopic AreaNPMs
FloridaHome-BasedCYSHCNService Coordination & Integration11

The CMS Kids Network - Medical Foster Care (MCF) program provides family-based care for medically complex children under the age of 21 in foster care who cannot safely receive care in their own homes. The purpose of this program is to enhance the quality of life for medically complex foster children allowing them to develop to their fullest potential in a home-based program. They must be identified as needing medically necessary services to meet their medical complex condition, be in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families, and be medically stable for care in the home setting. The MFC Program establishes and supervises the oversight and training of foster parents to provide MFC services for children with medically complex needs.


contact information

Florida Department of Health
Katrina Ward
Katrina.Ward@flhealth.gov