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Money Follows the Person







What is the Money Follows the Person program?

Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a federal program that helps Medicaid-eligible people ─ the elderly, adults with physical and developmental disabilities, and adults with mental illnesses ─ currently living in long-term care facilities; such as nursing homes and other qualified institutions, transition back into to the community and receive home and community-based services. Since the inception of the program, 1,086 people have transitioned into their communities.

Am I eligible?

To participate in the program, you must be eligible for Medicaid for at least one day and live in a long-term care or hospital setting for at least 90 consecutive days.

How does the money follow me?

We will assign a Transition Coordinator  and Intense Transition Manager (ITM) to work with you to decide where you will live and develop a plan to transition to the setting of your choice. If you do not have an existing home, or family arrangements are unavailable, the ITM will have a list of available housing options from which you may choose.

What does MFP pay for?

MFP pays for your care in the community as well as various expenses that come when a person moves into a more independent situation. Based on your circumstances and needs, you may be eligible to receive help with home modifications, rental deposit, and utility deposits along with one-time setup costs for a new apartment.

How does MFP work?

Based on your needs, MFP provides the funds, services, and supports you need for a successful transition into the community. In addition to returning to your own home, housing options include individual apartments and assisted living facilities. Also, during the first year, you can receive the following services:

Who decides the services I will receive?

You will work with the Intense Transition Manager to make decisions together. You might choose to direct your own care or to have an agency direct your services. You will work with a nurse or other care specialist to further complete a care plan designed to meet your preferences and needs.

How do I learn more?

Contact: LaTonya Robinson, MFP Program Administrator
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1437, Slot S530, Little Rock, AR  72203
Telephone Number: 501.320.6577
Toll-Free Telephone Number: 866.801.3435

Related Documents

Intense Transition Manager (ITM) Checklist

Important Notice Form

24-Hour Contact Information Form

DHS-4000 Authorization to Disclose Health Info-Release of Info Form

DHS-8504 Start Service Form 

DHS-8505 Informed Consent Form

DHS-8506 MFP Assessment and Personal History Form 

DHS-8507 Checklist of Clients Rights Form

DHS-8508 Statement of Rights & Responsibilities of MFP Participants Form

DHS-8510 Demonstration Services Freedom of Choice Form 

DHS-8511 Transition Risk Plan Form

DHS-8512 Risk Mitigation Monthly Form

DHS-8520 General Professional Recommendations Form

DHS-8521 Demonstration Services Plan of Care Form

DHS-8523 Housing Information Form

MediMaide Checklist (need copy of prescriptions) Form

Consent to Discuss Form

Tier Level Request Form

Transition Goods and Services Form

2018 Long-Term Services & Supports Application

2018 Long-Term Services & Supports Application (Spanish)

Long-Term Services & Supports Program Information

Long-Term Services & Supports Program Information (Spanish)



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