The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 directs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to rebalance Medicaid long-term care spending between home and community-based services (HCBS) and facility-based long-term care.
Nebraska's Money Follows the Person (MFP) project acts upon this directive by helping Medicaid-enrolled individuals who are residing in nursing homes or Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/ID) transition to independent living in community-based settings.
Medicaid coverage, through the use of HCBS Medicaid waiver programs such as the Aged and Disabled Waiver and Developmental Disabilities Waiver, will “follow" individuals from facility-based care settings to community-based living arrangements of their choice and will support them with appropriate home and community-based services. MFP is committed to the fulfillment of these objectives:
MFP supports self-direction and independence, promoting individual choice regarding community-based living arrangements or facility-care settings. MFP helps to preserve ties with family and friends and benefits the community with diversity and the contributions of exceptional individuals.
How does the transition process work?
Am I eligible to transition?
MFP is available to individuals who meet the following eligibility requirements:
To apply for MFP, you may contact the MFP staff using the information below. In addition, you may contact your facility social worker or discharge planner who can assist you with a referral to MFP. Upon receipt of your referral or inquiries, a MFP transition coordinator will contact you to discuss the possibility of transitioning to community-based services.