States in Medicaid community care demonstration eligible for more funding

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced $165 million in supplemental funding to help 33 states participating in the Money Follows the Person Medicaid demonstration transition older adults and individuals with disabilities from long-term care facilities to home and community-based settings, including in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Home and community-based care is not only frequently more cost effective, but is preferred by seniors and adults with disabilities seeking to maintain the dignity of independent living,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “This new federal investment will help states get our loved ones back home.”

CMS plans to provide eligible states with additional information on the funding opportunity.