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Money Follows the Person

What is Money Follows the Person?
Money Follows the Person (MFP) helps people living in nursing homes, hospitals, or intermediate care facilities for those with intellectual and development disabilities successfully return to their communities.

MFP helps people find a place to live that meets their needs and wants and helps them find the services they need to keep living there. 

MFP is a federally funded program that provides options for older adults and/or people with disabilities. The program helps people identify barriers to living on their own and provides one-time transition support and ongoing service support that isn’t typically covered by South Dakota Medicaid.

Who is eligible for MFP? 
Participation in South Dakota’s MFP Demonstration Project is open to any adult, age 18 or older, who meets the following eligibility criteria:

  • Is a South Dakota resident;
  • Has been residing in a nursing facility, ICF/ID or other qualifying institution for more than 90 consecutive days;
  • Meets Medicaid level of care and financial eligibility criteria at least one day prior to transition;
  • Has at least one paid Medicaid day in a qualified institution;
  • Will reside in qualified housing upon transition;
  • Is willing to enroll in and can be supported in the community through the provision of an existing 1915(c)HCBS waiver; and
  • Expresses a desire to live and receive services in a home and community based setting.
  • Refer someone to MFP

The South Dakota MFP Operational Protocol, approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, guides the MFP program in South Dakota.

For more information, contact:

Sara Spisak, Program Director
Money Follows the Person
Phone: 605.367.4393