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The History of Money Follows the Person



Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Section 6701 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-71) created the MFP rebalancing demonstration, the largest demonstration program in the history of Medicaid.  

The MFP program was set to expire in Fiscal Year 2011, but was extended by the Affordable Care Act (Section 2403 under Title II Role Of Public Programs) for an additional five years and offers states an approximate 50 percent increase in federal matching for one year. 

MFP is a two-fold effort by state Medicaid programs: (1) to transition people living in nursing homes and other long-term care institutions to homes, apartments, or group homes of four or fewer residents; and (2) to change state policies so that Medicaid funds for long-term care services and supports can "follow the person" to the setting of his or her choice.​

New Design – Oregon Community Choices Program

In Oregon, the MFP program is called the Oregon Community Choices Program (OCCP). The OCCP program under a reinvented strategy includes a joint partnership between Aging and Persons with Disabilities (APD), Addictions and Mental Health (AMH) and the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS), expands the scope of the program to cover populations served by the three divisions.

APD continues to administer the program in its Advocacy and Development Unit, with a governance structure that includes a steering committee membership from APD, AMH and ODDS.

Periodical surveys are administered to track the effectiveness of MFP at improving the quality of life of Medicaid beneficiaries transitioning to home and community-based settings.

Money Follows the Person Project Oregon Community Choices Program Operational Protocol 

To recognize the commitment to program integrity, efficiency of operations, increased transparency, and meaningful stakeholder involvement, the program is rebranded as the Oregon Community Choices Program (OCCP).
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