The Division of Medical Assistance received a demonstration grant to institute the Money Follows the Person Program (MFP). MFP is intended to transition individuals from institutions who want to live in the community, and provide quality programs and services that are person-centered, appropriate and needs based in both home and community-based settings.
In order to be eligible, MFP applicants must meet all the eligibility criteria for enrollment in CAP/Choice, CAP/DA, CAP-Innovations or the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the
Elderly (PACE) in addition to criteria unique to the MFP Program. Individuals transition into a CAP waiver program or PACE on their first day in the community. Slots have been reserved in each CAP waiver program for MFP participants.
Potential MFP beneficiaries will be identified by a regional Transition Coordinator, who will work closely with the facilities, the beneficiary, the families and the county dss. The
Transition Coordinator coordinates with the county dss to ensure that the individual will remain Medicaid eligible when transitioned into MFP. MFP includes coverage of all CAP services plus some additional services, MFP is available statewide.
Follow current CAP policy for all eligibility requirements and budgeting.
NOTE: A Special Use code of “MF” and begin and end dates will be entered by DMA.
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An MFP beneficiary, who moves from one county to another, remains MFP eligible.
A PACE/MFP beneficiary who moves to another county may no longer be PACE and MFP eligible (see MA-2275, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The individual must be evaluated for CAP eligibility in the new county. If the individual is found eligible for CAP in the new county MFP eligibility may resume.
See III.J for reference to county transfer instructions for the CAP program.
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.