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Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Money Follows the Person (MFP) provides options for community living to individuals who live in Nursing Facilities (NF), Long-Stay Hospitals (LSH), Institute for Mental Disorders (IMD), Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) for 90 days or more. The MFP initiative has three basic objectives:

  • Provide participants who live in these Virginia long term care institutions more informed choices and options about where they can live and receive services;
  • Transition participants from these institutions if they choose to live in the community; and
  • Promote quality care through services that are person-centered, appropriate, and based on participant needs – Person Centered Practices and Planning (PCP).

Participants must be eligible for Medicaid, qualify for and enroll into upon discharge, a Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) or one of the following waiver programs:

  • Elderly or Disabled with Consumer-Direction Waiver (EDCD)
  • Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support Waiver (DD)
  • Intellectual Disabilities Waiver (ID)
  • Technology Assisted Waiver (TECH);

The following links provide more information about MFP:

 Forms and Procedures to Access MFP: 


Any questions contact:

Tonya Carr, B.S.
MFP Family Resource Consultant
DBHDS-Division of Developmental Services