The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced the availability of $22.5 million in grants for states not currently participating in the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration to become new participants. The MFP program is designed to help states shift funding for long term care away from institutional services and into home- and community-based services. Participating states receive enhanced federal funding for qualified services, technical assistance from long-term care experts, and reimbursement for supplemental services that are part of the MFP program but are not typically covered by Medicaid.
The application is online and the deadline is Jan 7, 2011.
Additional information from CMS about healthcare reform and MFP is available in this State Medicaid Director Letter issued last month.