Toward a More Perfect Union: Creating Synergy Between the Money Follows the Person and Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs

The National Evaluation of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Grant Program, Reports from the Field #11
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Feb 28, 2013
Debra J. Lipson and Christal Stone Valenzano
This report examines how five states have structured the interface between Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration grants and Managed Long-Term Services and Support (MLTSS) programs to promote transitions from institutional care to home- and community-based settings. It describes how eligibility rules for each program affect the overlap between enrollees, how Medicaid payment rates to contracted managed care organizations (MCOs) promote transitions, how MFP and MCO staff divide responsibility for transition planning, and how states track quality of care and performance indicators for MFP participants enrolled in MLTSS plans.