OVERVIEW OF THE MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON (MFP) REBALANCING INITIATIVE
West Virginia was awarded a Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2011. Currently, 45 states and the District of Columbia are participating in Money Follows the Person. The purpose of the MFP initiative is to support state Medicaid programs in providing people with long-term care needs a greater choice of where to live and receive needed services and supports.
Each state MFP initiative consists of two parts:
- A transition program to identify Medicaid members living in long-term care facilities who wish to live in the community and help them do so, and;
- A rebalancing program through which states make system-wide changes that provide Medicaid members with long-term care needs the opportunity to live and receive services in their own homes and communities.
For more information about the Money Follows the Person initiative, please visit Money Follows The Person - CMS.
TAKE ME HOME, WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia’s Money Follows the Person initiative is called Take Me Home, West Virginia. The Program expects to transition approximately 600 individuals from facility-based living to their own homes and communities over the demonstration period. The Program targets Medicaid beneficiaries who:
- Are elderly (65 and older), or;
- Have a physical disability.
Contact Us for More Information:
Toll Free Number: 1-855-519-7557
Take Me Home, West Virginia - a Money Follows the Person Initiative
Bureau for Medical Services
350 Capitol St., Room 251
Charleston, WV 25301-3702
Marcus Canaday, Director
Brian Holstine LSW, Assistant Director
Esther Hupp, Housing Coordinator
Carissa Davis, Administrative Assistant
Jack Turner, Finance Data Analyst
Referrals to Take Me Home West Virginia can be made by calling the statewide Aging & Disability Resource Network (ADRN) toll-free number at 1(866)-981-2372, by contacting your local ADRN, or by completing and submitting the Take Me Home West Virginia Interest Form.
Take Me Home West Virginia Brochure