Letter of Support: H.R. 3253 – Empowering Beneficiaries, Ensuring Access, and Strengthening Accountability Act of 2019

July 8, 2019 The National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted a letter in support of the Empowering Beneficiaries, Ensuring Access, and Strengthening Accountability Act of 2019 (H.R. 3253) and its swift passage in the Senate. The Association is particularly supportive of the critical funding for the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program along with extending protections against spousal impoverishment for those who …

Support for the EMPOWER Care Act of 2018

September 24, 2018 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted letters to Congressional leadership reaffirming support of the Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, and Resources (EMPOWER) Care Act of 2018.  The EMPOWER Care Act would provide a critical funding extension to the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, which has helped transition over 75,000 individuals into the …

Letter in Support of EMPOWER Care Act (S.2227)

January 3, 2018 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted a letter to the Senate Committee on Finance supporting the Ensuring Medicaid Providers Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources (EMPOWER) Care Act (S.2227), which reauthorizes the Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration program. This bill would provide funding for the MFP program through 2022 and help maintain the progress states and the LTSS …

Letter in Support of Reauthorizing Money Follows the Person Demonstration

October 26, 2017 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted a letter to the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding the Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration program. Authorization for the program expired in 2016, and without reauthorization, states will lose MFP funding by 2020. The letter outlined MFP’s role in helping states transition individuals living in …

White Paper: Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration

The U.S. is undergoing a major transition in the way we provide services and supports for people with disabilities. Two decades ago, people with disabilities were separated from society and isolated in institutional settings such as nursing homes and other specialized residential facilities. Following a 1999 Supreme Court decision mandating a shift to more integrated care, states looked for ways …