Welcome to the MO HealthNet Division’s (formerly known as the Division of Medical Services) Money Follows the Person Demonstration Grant information links.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration grant to Missouri in January, 2007.

The overall goal of MFP is "to support people who have disabilities and those who are aging to move from a nursing facility or habilitation center to a quality community setting that meets their needs and wants."

The objectives of MFP—My Life, My Way, My Community are:

  • to move people from a facility to the community;
  • identify and eliminate barriers that prevent people from being able to move to the community;
  • improve the ability of MO HealthNet to provide in-home services;
  • and to ensure that there is continuous quality improvement of in-home services provided.

If you have questions about Money Follows the Person, call toll free 855-834-8555 and select option 7 or call 573-522-1591. You can also send an email inquiry to MHD.MoneyFollowsPerson@dss.mo.gov

Program Information

Program Sustainability

Additional Information

The following links provide information on in-home services, housing, support services, etc.

  • MO HealthNet Participant Handbook
    The Participant Handbook provides information about MO HealthNet including eligibility criteria and service coverage.
  • Missouri’s Guide to Home and Community Based Services
    Today, many persons with physical or mental disabilities and the elderly live and wish to continue living independently in their homes and communities. For some, this is made possible through supportive services that help Missourians of all ages. Whether or not you are eligible for these services may depend on your income and resources, need for care, and availability of services. "Missouri’s Guide to Home and Community Based Services" explains home and community services that exist in Missouri and eligibility criteria for these services.
  • Department of Mental Health/Division of Developmental Disabilities
    The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD), established in 1974, serves a population that has developmental disabilities such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, head injuries, autism, epilepsy, and certain learning disabilities. This site provides information on available services, contact information, and much more.
  • Department of Health and Senior Services/Division of Senior and Disability Services
  • Department of Mental Health
    The Missouri Department of Mental Health’s vision is that "Missourians shall be free to live their lives and pursue their dreams beyond the limitations of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and alcohol and other drug abuse." This site provides a wide array of information on: (1) the prevention of mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling; (2) the treatment, habilitation, and rehabilitation of Missourians who have those conditions; and (3) the improvement of public understanding and attitudes about mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling.
  • Department of Health and Senior Services
    The Department of Health and Senior Service serves the citizens of Missouri by working to improve the health and quality of live for Missourians of all ages. Many factors influence health status: individual genetics and behaviors, social environment, physical environment, policies and interventions, access to quality care and services. By providing information and education; effective regulation and oversight; quality services and surveillance of diseases and conditions, the department seeks to address these factors and fulfill its vision of healthy Missourians for life. This site provides information regarding the health of Missouri’s families.