Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Program

April 8, 2013

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The Money Follows the Person program (MFP) was originally authorized in 2005. The ACA extended and expanded the program and states are eligible to apply for grants through 2016. The goals of MFP are to:

  • Increase the use of home and community-based services (HCBS) and reduce the use of institutionally-based services
  • Eliminate barriers in State law, State Medicaid plans, and State budgets that restrict the use of Medicaid funds to let people get long-term care in the settings of their choice
  • Strengthen the ability of Medicaid programs to provide HCBS to people who choose to transition out of institutions
  • Put procedures in place to provide quality assurance and improvement of HCBS

States participating in MFP are: AL, AR, CA CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and the District of Columbia.