Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a state project that helps NC Medicaid-eligible North Carolinians living in inpatient facilities move into their own homes and communities with supports.

Statewide Transition Coordination Request for Proposals

NC Money Follows the Person (MFP) is pleased to announce the release of RFP #30-2024-002-DHB Money Follows the Person Transition Coordination Services. This RFP seeks proposals from experienced and qualified partners interested in serving as the MFP Transition Coordination Entity statewide and will be responsible for performing the activities and requirements stated within the RFP.  The selected entity shall (i) provide statewide Transition Coordination services assisting eligible older adults, and adults with physical disabilities transition from qualified long-term care facilities into community-based living arrangements, and (ii) engage in outreach and education efforts with potential MFP Participants, family members, individuals and organizations that connect to the transition process, and stakeholders throughout the state that support an individual’s transition to a home and community-based setting.

The RFP was posted on the North Carolina electronic Vendor Portal (https://evp.nc.gov/) January 24, 2024.  

The Department has invoked a silent period through the award of the MFP contract, and all questions regarding the RFP should be sent to Kimberley Kilpatrick at Medicaid.Procurement@dhhs.nc.gov.

The RFP can be reached directly here

The following are the sample documents referenced in the MFP Statewide Transition Coordination Request for Proposals (RFP):

In 2018, NC MFP partnered with Mercer to conduct a transition sustainability analysis. The results of the analysis, and the 58 recommendations for future modifications, can be accessed on the Final Report and Recommendation documents. 

As the NC MFP project moves forward we will be providing updates on various program and policy changes on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. Check back regularly for changes.  

Updates

NC Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project, in partnership with the Center for Aging Research and Educational Services (Cares) at the UNC-CH School of Social Work, has received funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand capacity for Home- and Community-Based Services through community organizations. The funding will provide each of four select community groups (already identified through a competitive bid process) up to $150,000 per contract year to develop and implement initiatives using the collective impact framework. Cares is dedicated to improving the lives of older adults, adults with disabilities and their families in North Carolina. Any questions about the grant should be directed to Steve Strom, Project Director for the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project.

Apply

Money Follows the Person Application
Fax the application and Informed Consent Form to 919-882-1664

MFP Information Sheet

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Learn more about local contact agencies

Objectives and Benefits

Client Success Stories

Objectives:

  • Increase the use of home and community-based services (HCBS)
  • Eliminate barriers that prevent or restrict Medicaid-eligible individuals from receiving long-term care in the settings of choice
  • Ensure continued provision of HCBS to those individuals who choose to transition from institutions
  • Provide quality assurance and continuous quality improvement of HCBS with supports

Benefits:

Financial assistance to purchase items and services needed to transition. These include:

  • Security deposits
  • Utility startup expenses
  • Furniture
  • Accessibility modifications
  • One-time items and services that may be required to transition

Professional Development Opportunities

NC Community Transitions Institute 

The NC Community Transitions Institute (“The Institute”) is a hands-on, collaborative learning opportunity for professionals who support individuals with long-term care needs to transition from facility settings to their homes and communities. The program is designed to bring together diverse stakeholders who support transitioning individuals and to develop best practices throughout the lifecycle of a transition.

The Institute builds off existing person-centered thinking and motivational interviewing principles. However, The Institute furthers these principles and provides practical strategies for applying the principles in a transition context. The goals of The Institute include:

  1. Provide quality content that is immediately relevant to the practice of supporting a transitioning individual.
  2. Strengthen Institute members’ knowledge of, and utilization of, person-centered practices using collaborative communication techniques inspired by motivational interviewing in transition specific contexts.
  3. Foster professional collaboration and networking among Institute members.
  4. Deliver a learning opportunity that enhances organizational capability to support person-centered transition practices.
  5. Develop leadership competencies to sustain quality transition practices.
  6. Generate clear recommendations for developing and advancing a Transition Policy Agenda.

For information contact Tracy Pakornsawat

Transition Coordination and Program Operations

Contact Us:

Phone: 855-761-9030
Fax: 919-882-1664
Email: mfpinfo@dhhs.nc.gov 

  • Steve Strom, Project Director
  • Diana Baker, Assistant Project Director
  • Tara Tyson, Budget & Contracts Manager  
  • Eric Fox, Field Director
  • Karen Troup-Galley, Community Inclusion Consultant
  • Tracy Pakornsawat, Professional Development Coordinator
  • Laura Ross, Data Coordinator
  • Maria Mondragon, MFP Applications Coordinator
  • Jenni Edwards, Transitions Services Coordinator
  • Shontelia Sowers, Transition Coordinator

The project described (MFP) was supported by Funding Opportunity Number 03-017-00-108 from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

This page was last modified on 02/28/2024