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Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a rebalancing initiative that was made possible by an eleven-year grant to states from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This grant is designed to help individuals who are institutionalized in in-patient facilities like nursing facilities, hospitals and intermediate care facilities (ICF) for people with developmental disabilities, to return to their homes and communities.
What is MFP?
Money Follows the Person (MFP) allows people in in-patient facilities (i.e. hospitals, nursing homes or other long-term care facilities) who are elderly or have physical or developmental disabilities to move out and receive support services to live in their own homes and communities. Money follows the participant by allowing the state to pay for long-term support services in a home and community-based setting rather than an institutional setting.
Who can benefit from MFP?
Georgia plans to help 2,705 MFP participants transition from institutions through December 31, 2016. In order to be eligible for MFP, you must:
Live in an inpatient facility (i.e. nursing home, hospital or intermediate care facility) for at least 90 consecutive days;
Be a Medicaid beneficiary for at least one day prior to transition;
Meet institutional level of care; and
Move into a qualified residence.
What can I expect from MFP?
If you wish to participate in MFP (or refer a friend or family member to the program), please contact Valerie Everett at (912) 754-0817 to arrange a screening to determine your eligibility for MFP and to find out what you may need in order to resettle in the community. The Transition Coordinator will then assist you in arranging home and community-based services through one of Georgia’s Medicaid waiver program or other Medicaid services. With assistance from the Transition Coordinator, you and your family, friends, and representatives will begin planning together for what you want your life in the community to be like. When you are ready to leave the facility, the MFP program can provide you with assistance such as security and utility deposits, furnishings and basic household items, moving costs, environmental modifications to make your home or apartment accessible, connections with peer supporters and other community resources, and other additional services.
What services are available through MFP?
Peer Community Support
Trial Visits to the Community
Household goods and supplies
Utility and Security Deposits
Life Skills Coaching
It is the policy of B&B Care Services, Inc. to not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, creed, religion, age, disability, or veteran status of the participant, family or provider.