Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida

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(941) 487-5400 Sarasota
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Become a Provider

Become a Provider

Interested in becoming an Early Steps Provider?

Complete the following steps to breeze through the process.

  1. If you do not have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) Number go to to apply for one.
  2. If you do not have a Medicaid Provider Number, please go to Medicaid’s Enrollment Website for additional help.
  3. Go to and select Apply at the top of the web page.
  4. Enter your First and Last Name and then create a personal Password (at least 6 characters) using at least one of each of the following: Upper Case Letter, Lower Case Letter, Number, and Special Character. **Document your Password**
  5. When your information is accepted you will move onto the First Page of the CMS Application and a window will pop-up noting your Username. **Document your Username**
  6. Enter all the required information (*) in each section and Select Save & Continue to move on.
  7. Once your application has been completed, submitted, and confirmed you will receive an email from the State Office with your Provider Checklist attached
  • Contact your area Provider Relations Liaison:
    • Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Hardee, Highlands, or Desoto Counties please contact Kim Barger at (941) 487-5400
    • Lee, Collier, Glades, or Hendry Counties please contact Kristin Peras at (239) 433-6700.

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