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MFP (Money Follows the Person)


A new Medicaid Waiver Program: Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a five year demonstration grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded to to the Massachusetts Office of Medicaid (MassHealth). Through the MFP Demonstration, Massachusetts will move service funding from facility based settings to home and community based settings. In FY14, The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. (NILP) received funding from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) to participate in a demonstration project as a “Transitional Entity” and as a “Housing Search Entity”. NILP’s Transition Coordinators as well as Community Supports staff assist MFP eligible participants to transition from a nursing home or long-stay hospital (example: Tewksbury State Hospital) to a MFP-qualified residence in the community and obtain community-based services. The two MFP Waivers are:

  • MFP Residential Supports (MFP-RS) Waiver – For individuals who need supervision and staffing 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
  • MFP Community Living (MFP-CL) Waiver – For individuals who can move to their own home or apartment or to the home of someone else and receive services in the community.

In FY14, during its’ start up period, NILP successfully transitioned four (4) individuals back into the community from April, 2014, to June 30, 2014. In FY15, approximately twenty (20) individuals, who are MFP qualified, are on track for placement back into the community of their choice. NILP staff has done outstanding work helping individuals meet their goals of returning back to their community and maintaining an enhanced quality of life.

For additional information regarding MFP, please click on the following link: Money Follows The Person

If you would like to inquire further about MFP, please contact NILP’s MFP Program Manager, NILP Associate Director, Meghan McCann at (978) 687-4288 or