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Money Follows the Person Program: How Adult Day Services Can Tap Into Existing Medicaid Funds Audio Conference Product Image

Money Follows the Person Program: How Adult Day Services Can Tap Into Existing Medicaid Funds Audio Conference

  • Published: July 2008
  • 90 Minutes
  • Managed Care Information Center

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.

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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

Kate King
MFP Project Officer
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Peter Notarstefano
Director, Home & Community-based Services
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

Pat Luchkowsky
Director of Public Affairs
Easter Seals of Ohio

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