Extension of the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Program
State Medicaid Directors received a letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about the extension of the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing (MFP) Demonstration Program for an additional five years. The funding was originally scheduled to expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2011. The letter provides background about the MFP Demonstration Program, explains improvements made to the program by the Affordable Care Act, details how the Affordable Care Act will impact current MFP grantees and provides preliminary information for non-participating States that may be interested in pursuing new funding.
CMS states in its letter, "The extension of the MFP Demonstration Program through 2016 offers States substantial resources and additional program flexibilities to remove barriers and improve people's access to community supports and independent living arrangements."
Read the Letter from CMS (PDF file)