CMS Offering Millions In Funding To States To Move People With Disabilities From Institutions To Community-Based Settings.

September 25, 2020

Disability Scoop (9/25, Diament) reports officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) “are looking to ‘jump-start efforts’ to move people with disabilities from institutions to community-based settings and they’re offering up millions of dollars to do so.” The agency “said this week that up to $165 million is available to states for a program called Money Follows the Person.” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said, “The tragic devastation wrought by the coronavirus on nursing home residents exposes America’s overreliance on institutional long-term care facilities. ... Residential care will always be an essential part of the care continuum, but our goal must always be to give residents options that help keep our loved ones in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.”


Last modified on 09/25/2020


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