13 States Receive Additional Funding For Money Follows The Person
Posted: March, 2011
From Family Caregiver Alliance Caregiving Policy Digest.
The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that 13 states would receive more than $45 million in Money Follows the Person (MFP) grants to start the programs in their states with an additional $621 million committed through 2016. This additional funding is projected to help states transition 13,000 people out of institutions and into the community. In announcing the grants, HHS also highlighted the Community First Choice Option, another option for states to receive increased funding (six percent increase in FMAP) for providing additional community based options for Medicaid beneficiaries.