Money Follows The Person

What is MFP?

  • MFP is a demonstration program. This program helps Montana shift its long term care system by reducing the use of institutionally based services and increasing the use of home and community based services (HCBS). MFP is focused on helping individuals transition from in-patient facilities to the community.
  • Vision - create a sustainable system that supports community options as a first choice for individuals needing long term care services.

How Can I Qualify?

Residency Requirements:

  • Must have lived 90 consecutive days in a qualifying facility
  • Transition work may begin in advance of the 90th day

Medicaid Eligibility:

  • Must be Medicaid eligible for at least one day prior to transition
  • Transition work can begin without Medicaid eligibility

Program Eligibility:

Must be eligible for one of the following waiver or state plan programs

  • Big Sky Waiver (elderly and physically disabled
  • Serious Disabling Mental Illness (SDMI) Waiver

Housing Criteria:

  • Home owned or leased by a participant or family member
  • Apartment with individual lease, secure access, as well as living, sleeping, bathing & cooking areas where a participant or family has control
  • Community-based residential setting such as a group home with a maximum of 4 unrelated people (excluding caregivers and personal attendants)

Make a Referral

Please click the link below to submit an MFP referral.

Submit an online secured form

MFP Provider Resources

MFP Staff

Michelle Christensen

Program Manager

FAX: 406-300-7398