The Money Follows the Person Demonstration is a federal initiative to help states reduce their reliance on institutional care for people needing long-term care, and expand options for elderly people and individuals with disabilities to receive care in the community.
Adults of all ages with disabilities face challenges with health care, personal assistance, and community services needed to live independent and fulfilling lives. We've completed evaluations of interventions that address fragmentation in service delivery, including the Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly, Social Health Maintenance Organizations, Community Partnerships for Older Adults Program, Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration, and Medicare Disease Management Demonstration, as well as an evaluation of Money Follows the Person, in which state Medicaid agencies help enrollees transition from institutional facilities to the community.
Research and Evaluation of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Grants
Medicaid Buy-In Program
The Medicaid Buy-In program allows adults with disabilities to earn more than would otherwise be possible and still have Medicaid coverage. In return, participants “buy into” the Medicaid program, typically by paying premiums based on income. To assist CMS in monitoring the program, Mathematica has developed...
Evaluation of Three Cash and Counseling Programs
The cash and counseling program was implemented as a demonstration in Arkansas, Florida, and New Jersey between 1998 and 2004. Approximately 2,000 adults in each state (plus 500 Florida children) who volunteered for the study were randomly assigned to participant or control groups. Our evaluation investigated...