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The North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Money Follows the Person program stakeholders are meeting Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1-4 p.m. CDT, to review and discuss ongoing efforts to serve North Dakotans with disabilities closer to home and outside of institutional settings.

Since the program’s inception in 2008, the Money Follows the Person program has helped 863 eligible Medicaid members with disabilities move from nursing homes, the Life Skills and Transition Center and other facilities to apartments, family members’ homes, or other types of community living arrangements with supportive services from partner agencies. Participation in transition services is voluntary.

The meeting agenda includes discussion on the Money Follows the Person operational protocol pilot project, regional nursing facility training, ND Rent Help, basic care case management, committee member recruitment, and establishing 2024 transition benchmarks.

During the meeting, HHS Adult and Aging Services will provide updates on the Aging and Disabilities Resource Link (ADRL) transition and diversion services team. The department’s Life Skills and Transition Center and Developmental Disabilities Section will also share updates on their work supporting individuals in the community.

In addition, the grant program reports such as transition benchmarks, housing services, the Money Follows the Person tribal initiative, and more will be discussed. There will be time for committee identified topics. Members will also have an opportunity to share updates. A meeting notice with the full agenda is online at hhs.nd.gov/news/publicnotice.

This is a public meeting. Interested individuals can attend virtually online through Microsoft Teams or via conference call at (701) 328-0950, 591 704 365#. Details are in the public meeting notice.

Individuals who need accommodations to participate in the meeting can contact Kayla Trzpuc at (701) 328-8652, toll-free (855) 462-5465, 711 (TTY) or kbtrzpuc@nd.gov.
The stakeholder group advises HHS on in-home and community-based services for Medicaid-eligible individuals with disabilities.

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