Take Me Home (TMH) Transition Program


​​​The Take Me Home (TMH) Transition Program is a program of the West Virginia Bureau for Medical S​ervices (BMS). The purpose of TMH is to identify qualifying residents of long-term care facilities who wish to return to their own homes and apartments in the community and provide them with supports and services they need to do so. The TMH Transition Program is supported by West Virginia's Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant.

​​​Take Me Home Transition Program Overview PowerPoint
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Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Initiative​ Overview

West Virginia was awarded a Money Follows the Person MFP grant by the Centers for the Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011. West Virginia's MFP program is called Take Me Home (TMH), West Virginia.

Currently, 3​​3 states and the District of Columbia are participating in the MFP demonstration. The purpose of MFP 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.

Contact Us for More Information:
Toll Free Number: 1-855-519-7557
Mailing Address:
Take Me Home, West Virginia
Bureau for Medical Services
350 Capitol St., Room 251
Charleston, WV 25301-3702​

​Brian Holstine LSW, Director
Phone:  304-352-4305

Michelle Billanti, Administrative Assistant​
Phone: 304-352-4281
Michelle.L.Billanti@wv.gov ​

Nicole Lightner​, Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 304-352-4227

Nia Jackson, Housing Coordinator
Phone: 304-352-4310

​Brittany Mancari, Waiver Eligibility Administrator
Phone: 304-352-4278

​​​Sara Martin, Assistant Director​
Phone: 304-352-4239

Sabrina K. Harper, Finance Data Analyst
Phone: 304-352-5979

Mandy Filippelli, Data & Quality Analy​st 
Phone: 304-906-6002

​​Referrals to Take Me Home (TMH) ​Transition Program can be made by calling the statewide Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) toll-free number at 1(866)-981-2372 or by contacting the TMH Main Office at (855)-519-7557 or (304) 352-4281.

Take Me Home Transition Progra​m Brochure 

This website is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial  assistance award beginning in 2011 and totaling $19,382,431 with 92.4 percentage funded by CMS/HHS and $1,601,336 amount and 7.6 funded by the State of West Virginia. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the officials view of, nor an endorsement, by the CMS/HHS, or the U.S. government.



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