Money Follows the Person Grant

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As part of its ongoing efforts to support community-based services and community inclusion of individuals with disabilities, the North Dakota Department of Human Services applied for and received a federal Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Grant. 

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded North Dakota the $8.9 million grant in May 2007 to help move eligible individuals from institutions to community settings over the next five years. 

The grant is administered by the department’s Medical Services Division.

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Overview

  • November 2006 - The North Dakota Department of Human Services submitted an application for a federal “Money Follow the Person” rebalancing demonstration grant.
  • May 2007 - The federal Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded North Dakota an $8.9 million grant to help move eligible individuals from institutions to community settings over the next five years. 
  • June 20, 2008-Centers for Medicare and Medicaid approved North Dakota’s Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Grant Operational Protocol.
  • Grant Award Announcement (14kb pdf)
  • More information from Minot State University Center of Excellence 

 

Brochures, Fact Sheets, and Forms

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Protocols, Policies, and Videos

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Stakeholder Committee

Stakeholder participation is vital to the successful implementation of the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing demonstration grant.

Stakeholder Committee Responsibilities

  • Participate in the design of North Dakota's implementation plan
  • Provide ongoing review and/or advice on state policy changes to achieve rebalancing
  • Monitor grant implementation progress during the five-year grant
  • Monitor achievement of grant benchmarks
  • Suggest ways to improve implementation
  • Represent consumers and/or their family members, advocacy entities, provider association representatives, state agency staff, and housing agency representatives
  • Member list 

Committee Meetings

  • 2020 Meeting Schedule
    • Wednesday, March 4, 1 to 4 p.m. - Pioneer Room, Judicial Wing, State Capitol
    • Thursday, June 18, 1 to 4 p.m. - Pioneer Room, Judicial Wing, State Capitol
    • Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1 to 4 p.m. - Pioneer Room, Judical Wing, State Capitol
    • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1 to 4 p.m. - Pioneer Room, Judicial Wing, State Capitol
  • 2019 Meeting Schedule
    • Wednesday, May 15, 1 to 4 p.m. - North Dakota Heritage Center, Lecture Rooms A and B (Agenda)
    • Tuesday, July 23, 1 to 4 p.m. - Pioneer Room, Judicial Wing, State Capitol (Agenda)
    • Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1 to 4 p.m. - Pioneer Room, Judicial Wing, State Capitol (Agenda)
    • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1 to 4 p.m. - Pioneer Room, Judicial Wing, State Capitol (Agenda)

Meeting Minutes Archive

Tribal Initiative

North Dakota’s Money Follows the Person Tribal Initiative helps tribal elders and/or tribal members with disabilities transition from long-term care facilities or institutions to community living that meets their needs and wants. The program covers one-time moving costs and provides services and supports to help individuals achieve successful transitions.

The goals of the Tribal/State Partnership:

  • Expand the capacity of Medicaid community-based long-term services and supports
  • Enhance the leadership role of Tribes in the design and operations of these programs
  • Rebalance the long-term care system by transitioning, at their choice, eligible and interested tribal members to their communities
  • Build capacity of tribal organizations to work with their partner state in designing and managing a system of community-based long-term services and supports focused on culturally responsive support services with continuous quality improvement 

The program is a collaborative effort between North Dakota Tribal Nations, the North Dakota State University Master of Public Health Department and the North Dakota Department of Human Services. The program is funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Contact 

For more information about the Money Follows the Person Tribal Initiative Program, contact:

Melissa Reardon, program administrator
Phone: 701-231-6108
Email:  Melissa.reardon@ndsu.edu

 

MDS 3.0 Section Q - Local Contact Agency Referral And Discharge Planning Process

Local Contact Agency (LCA) Contact Information:

Submit Local Contact Agency Referrals to the Aging Services Division by fax to 701-328-8744 or email at carechoice@nd.gov

Contact the Aging and Disability Resource LINK at 1-855-GO2-LINK (1-855-462-5465) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Central Time) to learn about community living options.

Local Contact Agency Referral Process and Flow Sheets (424kb pdf) 
Nursing Facility/Human Service Center Designation (243kb pdf)

Training 

Local Contact Agency - Overview Training (May 2017) - Click the "Power button" on the image to begin the training.
MDS Section Q - General Overview Training (May 2017) - Click the "Power button" on the image to begin the training.

Forms 

Brochure 

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Contact

For more information about North Dakota's Money Follows the Person grant, contact Jake Reuter, program administrator.

North Dakota Department of Human Services - Medical Services Division
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 325
Bismarck ND 58505-0250

Phone: 701-328-2321
Fax: 701-328-1544
Relay ND TTY: 800-366-6888 or 711
Emailjwreuter@nd.gov