The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 created the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration, the largest demonstration program in the history of Medicaid. The goal of the project is to help reduce existing barriers to allow people to live in the community in a meaningful way.
Medicaid funds that have been budgeted for institutional services can now be used for home and community based services. The demonstration also contains a nursing facility transition (NFT) program that identifies consumers in institutions who wish to transition to the community and helps them do so.
Adult day service programs are part of the solution and a valuable means to achieve the MFP program goals. This is an opportunity for adult services to tap into funds from MFP grants in order to help Medicare recipients.
To date, CMS has awarded almost $1.7 billion in grants to 30 States to help Medicaid consumers in nursing facilities and other institutions to move to community settings using flexible financing arrangements. With these funds, States propose to transition almost 38,000 individuals out of institutional settings over the five-year demonstration period.
Join Adult Day Service Letter and the National Adult Day Services Association for “Money Follows the Person Initiatives: How Adult Day Services Can Tap Into Existing Medicaid Funds,” that took place in July 2008. Hear from the CMS about the details of the Money Follows to Person Initiatives and how adult day services can benefit
Who Should Buy This Session
Adult day services administrative, marketing, and financial executives, outreach coordinators, and senior health service professionals
The Money Follows the Person (MFP) project status and Fundamentals
Current status of the MFP grants
Selected state activities
How adult day service providers can position themselves to be participants in this demonstration program
Transitioning from the nursing home into the community: What services need to be available?
How can adult day service providers prepare to have the required services in place?
How to ensure referrals under the MFP program
Case Study: How Easter Seals of Ohio is involved with MFP implementation in their state
Question and answer session
MFP Project Officer
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Director, Home & Community-based Services
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Director of Public Affairs
Easter Seals of Ohio