Frequently Asked Questions about MDAS

 


When can I enroll in the Veterinarian MDAS Spay-Neuter program?

We have the open enrollment for the program. Each veterinarian wishing to perform surgeries must, as a first step, enroll before performing any services for reimbursement.



Who can participate?

Any currently licensed and insured veterinarian, in good standing and practicing in Miami Dade County.



Low income PeT owners, Community Cats and Approved REscue's are eligible?

Low income owners who can prove they receive benefits from one of the following:

Food Stamps, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Temporary Assistance for Needed Families (TANF)

Jackson Memorial Hospital Clinic Care

The eligible owner must provide a copy of the ACTUAL LETTER, stating that they are entitled to the above benefits, and show that the dates still apply and are current. No “smart cards” (plastic credit-card-style) will be acceptable as valid proof. Samples of the various acceptable letters are available on the website.

Community cats are provided free spay or neuter surgeries, a rabies vaccine and an ear tip before being returned to the location that they were trapped in.

Approved MDAS Rescue Partners are allowed up to 25 life time free spay or neuter surgeries under this program. To confirm eligibility please check the Approved Rescue list. This list is provided by MDAS, MVF is not able to approve any rescue to this list.



How do I need to enroll?

1.  A copy of your current veterinary license.

2. You must execute the simple agreement (available from us or on our web site) for providing services
in conjunction with the Foundation.

3.  A copy of a General Liability Insurance binder of no less than $300,000.

4   A copy of your Professional Liability (not the General Liability) for no less than $250,000 AND you must have the insurance carrier list Miami Dade Animal Services and Miami Veterinary Foundation as additional insureds (This process is usually simple for those using AVMA PLIIT).

We have included in the veterinarian section under "Get Involved," a sample letter that you can send to your insurance company. There should be no charge from your carrier for this service.

Please scan and email PDFs to treasurer@sfvet.org or mail the documents to:

MVF/ Dr. Larry Bernstein751 N.E. 168 Street,
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

When you provide the requested proof of services ( See A, B, and Rescue) Forms – Rescue Forms available August 1) to the Miami Veterinary Foundation you will be reimbursed within 45 days.The B form has the schedule of reimbursement that will be paid according to the type of animal and the services provided.  Any rabies vaccine provided through this program must have the rabies certificate attached to request for payment. The Copay is collected and retained by you.


Please scan and email PDFs to treasurer@sfvet.org or mail the documents to:   

MVF/ Dr. Larry Bernstein
751 N.E. 168 Street,
North Miami Beach, FL 33162


How do I get paid?



How much do I get paid?

Check out this handy-dandy chart.



What is a Public Co-Pay?

The veterinarian will charge the owner the agreed co-payment to the pet owner. The owner is responsible for paying that directly to the veterinarian.



Can I submit paperwork electronically?

You can scan and create PDF (acrobat) files then send them to us electronically. If they are too large to email we can provide an email link for large files.



How many animals do I have to spay or neuter?

There are no individual clinic mandatory minimums or maximums. Any clinic is allowed to perform as many as they wish to provide. We only have to be aware of the 25 animal per rescue organization annual limit. This is a HARD limit and each rescue organization must monitor their usage. You may want to pre-register these surgeries with the Foundation.



How are surgeries scheduled?

Each individual clinic schedules the surgeries according to their desired surgery schedule.



Where do clients come from?

Clients come from the general public, who are all notified via social media, press releases, the county’s 311 number and Animal Services. 



What rescue animals are eligible?

The animal must be under the care of a rescue organization who is a registered partner of Miami Dade County Animal Services. Each rescue organization is entitled up to 25 animals TOTAL under this program. The owner information will be the rescue organization information but must be signed by a member of that organizations Executive Board of Directors as owner. This is a HARD limit and each rescue organization must monitor their usage. 



What insurance (proof) Binders do I need to provide?

These are two types of coverage: veterinary practice general liability and a binder for the professional liability of any doctor who will provide service.

Please provide a copy of your insurance binder for the veterinary practice general liability (no less than$300,000) and a binder that lists the Foundation and County as additional insureds for the professional liability of any doctor who will provide services of no less than $250,000.

For the Professional Liability (not the General Liability),  you must have the insurance carrier list Miami Dade Animal Services and Miami Veterinary Foundation as additional insureds (This process is usually simple for those using AVMA PLIIT). We have included, in the downloads section,  a sample letter that you can send to your insurance company.



What Are the requirements for the Community Cat Program?

Cats must be vaccinated for Rabies unless proof of vaccination provided.

They must have the left ear "tipped" so they can be identified as having been sterilized from a distance.

There is no co-pay or limit on these eligible cats.

Use forms CCA17 and CCB17.