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CMS Announces Funding for Skilled-Nursing Facility Transitions

For case managers, skilled-nursing facility leaders  

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the availability of additional funding for states currently operating Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration programs. MFP is a Medicaid program designed to support older adults and persons with disabilities in returning to their home or community setting when they might otherwise need to reside in a skilled-nursing facility. 

Each participating state is eligible to receive up to $5 million in supplemental funding for planning and capacity building activities to accelerate long-term care system transformation design and implementation, and to expand capacity for home and community-based services (HCBS). In addition, states may use the funding opportunity to support HCBS planning and capacity building activities in direct response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, including to redesign service delivery models that reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection among MFP participants. 

Supplemental budget requests under this funding opportunity will be accepted on a rolling basis through June 30, 2021.  Additional information is available here