***Important: Notice for Providers - In Effect 10/01/22

Children's Medical Services Program


The Children’s Medical Services Program, also called CMS Program, is a program of the Maryland Department of Health. CMS can help low-income, uninsured or underinsured Marylanders, ages 0-21 years, get specialty care for a chronic illness or disability by paying for needed services. ​ ​CMS can pay for many different kinds of services, such as visits to a specialist, hospitalizations, surgeries, medications, therapies, lab work, x-rays, and medical equipment/supplies. CMS does not cover routine check-ups or immunizations, sick visits, emergency services, routine dental care, mental health services or transportation. 

Electronic Forms / Emails
CMS is now incorporating Cognito Forms for electronic submission of
Applications, Pre-Authorization requests and Claim Submissions.

***Additionally, if Providers have any questions, in addition of calling, you might
contact CMS by email:
-mdh.childrensmedicalservices@maryland.gov, for any inquiries pertaining pre-authorizations or submitting additional documents to an application.
-mdh.cmsp-claimssubmissions@maryland.gov, for any inquiries pertaining to claim status.


 CMS Affidavits

Families can now complete one of the below corresponding Affidavits, in substitution of notarized letters. The family will need to provide a notarized letter, only if requested by CMS staff.
Las familias ahora pueden completar una de las Declaraciones Juradas correspondientes a continuación, en sustitución de las cartas notariadas. La familia deberá proporcionar una carta notariada, solo si es solicitado por el personal de CMS.

For Parents

For Providers

Office For Genetics And People With
Special Health Care Needs
201 West Preston Street - Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel (410) 767-6730   Fax (410) 333-5047
August 2020