Missouri’s Money Follows The Person Demonstration Grant

Welcome to the MO HealthNet Division’s (formerly known as the Division of Medical Services) Money Follows the Person Demonstration Grant information links.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration grant to Missouri in January, 2007. The demonstration was awarded for the time period of January 1, 2007, and has been renewed through September 30, 2016 with an additional four years to spend any awards.

The overall goal of MFP is "to support people who have disabilities and those who are aging to move from a nursing facility or habilitation center to a quality community setting that meets their needs and wants."

The objectives of MFP—My Life, My Way, My Community are:

If you have questions on Money Follows the Person, call 573-751-8021 or send an email inquiry to MHD.MoneyFollowsPerson@dss.mo.gov

Program Information

Quality of Life Surveys

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that quality of life surveys be conducted for Money Follows the Person participants transitioning from habilitation centers and nursing facilities into the community. The Money Follows the Person demonstration is seeking individuals to conduct these quality of life surveys. Additional information can be obtained at http://dmh.mo.gov/dd/progs/mfp.htm

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Need More Information

The following links provide information on in-home services, housing, support services, etc.

MO HealthNet Participant Handbook
The Participant handbook provides information about MO HealthNet including eligibility criteria and service coverage.
Missouri’s Guide to Home and Community Based Services
Today, many persons with physical or mental disabilities and the elderly live and wish to continue living independently in their homes and communities. For some, this is made possible through supportive services that help Missourians of all ages. Whether or not you are eligible for these services may depend on your income and resources, need for care, and availability of services. "Missouri’s Guide to Home and Community Based Services" explains home and community services that exist in Missouri and eligibility criteria for these services.
Missouri Guide to Housing
If you would like to stay in your home or in the community and you meet certain requirements, you may be eligible for housing assistance through state, local and federal funding resources. This booklet is designed to assist you as you seek a place to live. Some of the topics covered include: available programs and requirements, application process, contacts, resources and terms.
Department of Mental Health/Division of Developmental Disabilities
The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD), established in 1974, serves a population that has developmental disabilities such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, head injuries, autism, epilepsy, and certain learning disabilities. This site provides information on available services, contact information, and much more.
Department of Health and Senior Services/Divison of Senior and Disability Services
Department of Mental Health
The Missouri Department of Mental Health’s vision is that "Missourians shall be free to live their lives and pursue their dreams beyond the limitations of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and alcohol and other drug abuse." This site provides a wide array of information on: (1) the prevention of mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling; (2) the treatment, habilitation, and rehabilitation of Missourians who have those conditions; and (3) the improvement of public understanding and attitudes about mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling.
Department of Health and Senior Services
The Department of Health and Senior Service serves the citizens of Missouri by working to improve the health and quality of live for Missourians of all ages. Many factors influence health status: individual genetics and behaviors, social environment, physical environment, policies and interventions, access to quality care and services. By providing information and education; effective regulation and oversight; quality services and surveillance of diseases and conditions, the department seeks to address these factors and fulfill its vision of healthy Missourians for life. This site provides information regarding the health of Missouri’s families.