Money Follows the Person (MFP)

In July 2022, TennCare’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration launched with a focus on transitioning individuals in ICFs/IID into the community and will include a system transformation grant opportunity to support providers in re-imagining how they serve individuals with I/DD.

Tennessee's MFP program aligns with the CHOICES and Employment and Community First CHOICES program and the State’s 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers for individuals with an intellectual disability to help transition eligible individuals from institutions into qualified residences in the community, and help rebalance the State’s LTSS expenditures.

Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a federally funded grant awarded to TennCare with the purpose of assisting the state to transition people from nursing homes and institutions to home and community based care, and to also assist the state to rebalance their long term care expenditures.

What does this program do for our members?

  • Increase the amount of funding for building better and safer home settings for our members to move into from nursing homes and institutions
  • Increase consumer direction participation
  • Increase direct support workforce to ensure there are enough qualified workers to assist people in their own homes