CMS Changes the face of Long Term Care
The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration is part of a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to assist States, in collaboration with stakeholders, to make widespread changes to their long-term care support systems. This initiative assists States in their efforts to reduce reliance on institutional care while developing community-based long-term care opportunities, enabling the elderly and people with disabilities to fully participate in their communities.
The CMS Office of External Affairs has produced a documentary video program for the Center for Medicaid and State Operations that provides both an historical perspective of long term care and a glimpse at what the future of long term care will look like for all of us in the United States. The program shares insight from participating state MFP officials, advocates and transition coordinators as well as five stories of transition from across the country representative of the various MFP population groups. Transitions of individuals who are elderly, individuals with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, and individuals with mental illness are depicted.