CMS forms are used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide care to children with special needs, including medical treatment for asthma, medication and doctor care. The children's Medical Services provide medical support from prenatal care to young adults through a network of physicians who have met their requirements.
The services are coordinated on a state level by offices of CMS and their networks include hospitals, university medical centers, therapists, social services and immunization clinics.
For families with children who have disabilities, the CMS provides consulting and support through its Early Steps program. The program is for children from birth to 36 months and its goal is to help families with children who have development issues learn how to confidently help their child succeed.
Families and their children are visited by a team of professionals at home, at school and during free time. The professionals coach families on how to identify and implement learning opportunities for their children based on their individual needs.
CMS forms are commonly used by schools with children enrolled in CMS programs and are receiving CMS certified care at school. These can range from permission to receive medication at school to special dietary requests.