Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020
CMS announced last week the availability of $165 million in additional funding for states that are using the Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs. The MFP is a program designed to allow some Medicaid users to move from a nursing home or other facility back to their home.
“The tragic devastation wrought by the Coronavirus on nursing home residents exposes America’s over-reliance on institutional long-term care facilities,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in the agency’s announcement. “Residential care will always be an essential part of the care continuum, but our goal must always be to give residents options that help keep our loved ones in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.”
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