The Money Follows the Person Program:
Facilitating Return to Community-based Settings

Originally presented on February 16, 2017

Erika C. Robbins, MA, PMP
Vice President
Lewin Group, Center for Aging and Disability Policy

Lindsay Miller, MPH
Executive Director
New York Association on Independent Living

Coordination, collaboration and knowledge of current supports and services are key to providing quality, cost effective health care. Federal requirements such as the Olmstead decision and recent guidance from the US Department of Health and Human Services continue to emphasize the importance of ensuring that individuals living in institutions have the opportunity to learn about available community resources.

This webcast will educate healthcare professionals about how Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs can help eligible individuals transition from institutional settings back to their communities of choice, featuring the New York State MFP demonstration program. Participants will learn how transition specialists and peers can help support individuals and collaborate with providers working in institutions and the community. 

Learning Objectives
After watching this webcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of the Money Follows the Person demonstration
  • List three ways that a transition specialist or peer can help individuals return to their communities of choice
  • Identify the steps to take when an individual expresses an interest to return to community living from an institution
  • Articulate one major principle of the Olmstead decision

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