Early Implementation Experiences of State MFP Programs

Early Implementation Experiences of State MFP Programs

Reports from the Field #3
Published: Nov 30, 2009
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Mathematica Policy Research
Associated Project

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

Time frame: 2007-2017

Prepared for:

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


Debra J. Lipson

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration is the most ambitious program to date aimed at helping Medicaid enrollees transition from long-term care institutions to the community. This report, the third in a series presenting findings from Mathematica’s evaluation of the MFP program, describes states’ early implementation experiences and state transition activity as of December 2008. It also discusses the challenges that states have encountered in trying to launch the program, and implications for making fundamental changes in the long-term care system.

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