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.
- 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
- MFP Brochure (538kb pdf)
- MFP Fact Sheet (Updated Jan. 2012) (90kb pdf)
- Guardianship Expectations Fact Sheet (91kb pdf)
- Independent Living Philosophy and Person-Centered Planning Fact Sheet (112kb pdf)
- Assistive Technology Client Profile Form-IPAT(57kb pdf) Fillable (94kb pdf)
- Authorization for Transition Adjustment Services (159kb doc) (SFN 1958)
- Authorization to Provide Money Follows the Person (MFP) Nursing Assessment (pdf) (SFN 692)
- Community Transition Assessment (135kb word doc)
- Critical Incident Report Form (182kb doc) (SFN 536)
- Denial or Termination of Services (184kb doc) (SFN 699)
- Emergency Backup Plan (196kb doc) (SFN 926)
- Community Transition Role Matrix - ICF/ID Transitions (41kb pdf) (DN 924)
- Informed Consent for Participation (146kb doc) (DN 881)
- Independent Living Plan for Nursing Facility Transitions (1.2Mb doc) (SFN 539)
- IPAT Referral Process for Assistive Technology (14kb pdf)
- NEW Nursing Assessment Billing Worksheet (pdf) (SFN 692)
- NEW Nursing Assessment Authorization Worksheet (pdf) (SFN 704)
- Nursing Facility Transition Referral (190kb doc) (SFN 544)
- Nursing Facility Transitions Role Matrix (42kb pdf) (DN 894)
- Participant Risk Agreement (192kb doc) (SFN 1955)
- Quality of Life Survey (741kb doc)
- Referral Packet Checklist Nursing Facility Transitions (197kb doc) (DN 1022)
- Referral Packet Checklist ICF/ID Transitions (185kb doc) (DN 1021)
- Referral Packet Checklist Life Skills and Transition Center Transitions (185kb doc) (DN 532)
- Rental Application (162kb doc) (SFN 774)
- Supplemental Services Billing Worksheet (42kb xls)
- Transition Adjustment Support Services Worksheet (195kb doc) (SFN 1956)
- Transition Assistance Request (164kb doc) (SFN 542)
Protocols, Policies, and Videos
- Operational Protocol - Revised October 2014 (1.55MB pdf)
- Critical Incident Reporting Policy (68kb pdf)
- Crisis Response Team Process Policy (17kb pdf)
- Emergency Backup Policy (74kb pdf)
- Go on-the-job to learn about becoming a Qualified Service Provider or Direct Support Professional
- CaringJobs.ND.GOV (Public Service Announcement)
- Money Follows the Person Transitions to Community Living (video length 2:58)
- Money Follows the Person Transitioning People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Community Settings (video length 3:21)
- Money Follows the Person (Public Service Announcement)
- Home and Community-Based Services (Public Service Announcement)
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
- 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)
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.
- North Dakota Phase Two Operational Protocol - Aug. 2017 (593kb pdf)
- Tribal Initiative Concept Paper - Sept. 2015 (625kb pdf)
For more information about the Money Follows the Person Tribal Initiative Program, contact:
Melissa Reardon, program administrator
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 - 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.
- Plan of Care for Discharge Potential (Print Version) (32kb Word Doc)
- Plan of Care for Discharge Potential (Word Version) (44kb Word Doc)
- Discharge Instructions (Word Version) (158kb Word Doc)
- SFN 584 - Local Contact Agency Referral Form (457kb PDF)
- SFN 585 - Local Contact Agency Transition Plan (967kb PDF)
- Your Right to Get Information about Returning to the Community (CMS Section Q brochure) (1.54 MB pdf)
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
Relay ND TTY: 800-366-6888 or 711