Money Follows the Person Demonstration: Overview of State Grantee Progress, July to December 2013

Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Mathematica Policy Research
Sep 11, 2014
Eric Morris, Bailey G. Orshan, Noelle-Denny Brown, Rebecca Sweetland Lester, Matthew Kehn, Victoria Peebles, Susan R. Williams, and Brynn Hagen

Some key findings include the following:

  • Forty-two MFP states transitioned 5,485 new participants during the second half of 2013, bringing the year’s total to 10,243 transitions. This volume represents an 11 percent increase over the number of new participants in 2012.
  • From January 2008 to December 2013, the cumulative number of individuals that ever transitioned to the community through MFP totaled 40,693, which represents a growth of 35 percent over the cumulative number as of December 2012 (30,141).
  • In the aggregate, grantees achieved 88 percent of the total transition goal for the year, having transitioned 10,243 new participants of the 11,581 planned for 2013.
  • The 42 MFP grantee states reported their total qualified HCBS expenditures (total federal and state funds spent on HCBS for all Medicaid beneficiaries, including but not limited to MFP participants) for 2013 totaled approximately $63 billion, an increase of 6.7 percent from 2012 ($59 billion).

This chart book summarizes the implementation progress of the MFP demonstration in the 42 grantee states that were actively transitioning participants during the six-month period from July 1 to December 31, 2013. It presents key indicators of progress, including the number of new enrollees, states’ progress toward 2013 transition goals, HCBS expenditure levels, rates of self-direction and reinstitutionalization among MFP participants, types of qualified housing for new enrollees, and employment supports and services for MFP participants.


Research and Evaluation of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Grants


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Victoria Peebles
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