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Money Follows the Person (MFP) serves to help people who live in nursing homes or hospitals to move out and begin a new life in the home of their choice. MFP is a demonstration project operated by the D.C. Department of Health Care Finance, in partnership with the DC Office on Aging/Aging and Disability Resource Center.
An individual can participate in MFP if he/she meets the following requirements:
Eligible for the DC Medicaid Elderly and Physical Disability Home and Community-Based Services waiver
Have lived in a nursing home or hospital for at least 90 days
Had Medicaid pay for the services they received in the nursing home or hospital in the last month, and
They want to have a choice about where and with whom they live
What benefits would come from participating in MFP?
MFP will provide four services for the first year. After the first year, the services listed below will stop, but EPD waiver services will continue.
The four MFP services provided to clients during the first year are:
Transition Coordination: help with planning their move and new activities they want to try
Peer Counseling: the chance to talk with another person similar to themselves who is living in the community, with similar interests and concerns
Community Integration Funds: money to pay for the client and another person to join community activities
Enhanced Primary Care Assistance: a coordinator will work with clients and their teams to make sure necessary medical attention is received.
Who will help make all these decisions?
You, any other family members, friends, and people who have helped them in the past - such as nurses, doctors and other members of the care team.
Assistance will be paid for through the DC Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver and the MFP demonstration project.
Other assistance provided through participation:*Clients will receive all necessary assistance to be successful in their new lives, including up to 16 hours per day of personal assistance.
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