Money Follows the Person

Welcome to Virginia’s Money Follows the Person Website!

Virginia is one of 45 states participating in the $4 billion Money Follows the Person ("MFP") Demonstration project funded through 2016 (see Medicaid.gov for more information).  This program is designed to create a system of long-term supports that assist individuals to transition from certain long-term institutions into the community. This project supports Virginia's Olmstead initiative and complements the efforts of the 5-year Systems Transformation Grant that aims to improve the infrastructure for community long-term supports. Virginia's MFP project, administered by the Department of Medical Assistance Services, is currently making over $28 million in federal Medicaid funds available to support Virginia's older adults and individuals with disabilities.

The "MFP" project is now underway. The "Operational Protocol" serves as Virginia's program manual or Guidebook for the project. This Guidebook has been approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. You can access the Guidebook here.

Virginia's MFP project permanently adds supports to select home and community-based Medicaid waivers. The following chart illustrates the waiver supports added as a result of the MFP Demonstration Project:

Waiver Waiver Support Added
Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction (EDCD) Environmental Modifications*
Assistive Technology*
Transition Coordination
Transition Services
HIV/AIDS (AIDS) Environmental Modifications*
Assistive Technology*
Transition Services
Technology Assisted (TECH) Personal Emergency Response System
Transition Services
Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Supports (DD) Transition Services
Intellectual Disability (ID)** Transition Services

*Please note that these services will only be available to MFP Participants as of July 1, 2009 and only for the first year following transition.

**Formerly known as Mental Retardation

Transition services and transition coordination are new services

Individuals who choose to participate in the MFP project may also be able to access:

To participate in the MFP project, you must:

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