CMS to Provide $110 Million to Strengthen Safety Net for Seniors, People with Disabilities through Money Follows the Person Program
CMS announced it will offer more than $110 million to expand access to home and community-based services (HCBS) through Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. The new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) makes individual awards of up to $5 million available for more than 20 states and territories not currently participating in MFP.
These funds will support initial planning and implementation to get the state/territory programs off the ground, which would ensure more people with Medicaid can receive high-quality, cost-effective, person-centered services in a setting they choose. For states already participating in MFP, CMS also announced that the agency is increasing the reimbursement rate for MFP “supplemental services.” These services will now be 100% federally funded with no state share.
HCAOA supports this program, which has helped thousands of older adults seamlessly transition from a nursing home or institution back into their own homes. In 2020, more than 10 state chapters penned letters to their state Medicaid Directors in support of the program.