Money Follows the Person Project Extended to Continue Community Transitions

Feb. 25, 2019 – A state project that helps Medicaid-eligible North Carolinians who live in inpatient facilities move into their own homes and communities with supports has been extended through Sept. 30, 2021. 

The original federal authorization for Money Follows the Person (MFP) was scheduled to expire in September 2019. 

North Carolina was awarded its MFP grant from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services in May 2007 and began supporting individuals to transition in 2009.

Since the inception of the North Carolina MFP demonstration project, nearly 1,100 individuals have been transitioned from a facility to a home of their own. 

The reauthorization of the project, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Jan. 24, provides an opportunity for MFP to continue current transitions well into the future using all available resources of MFP and  DHHS programs. 

It also allows the program to transition more individuals than previously planned, explore new demonstration initiatives to improve the quality of the transition process and pursue integration within the overall NC Medicaid transformation process.

Lynette Harris