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Money Follows the Person: A 2012 Survey of Transitions, Services and Costs

February 1, 2013

This report presents the findings of an August 2012 survey of states participating in the Money Follows the Person demonstration program. The survey found that more than 25,000 people have used Money Follows the Person to transition back to a home- or community-based setting (HCBS). The demand for home and community-based care — and, therefore, Money Follows the Person funding — is increasing by the year.

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Key Takeaways

The demand for HCBS, and therefore Money Follows the Person funding, is increasing.
One-third of states reported a shortage of direct care workers. More reported shortage in rural areas.
Many states were implementing workforce development to meet demand and strengthen the workforce.

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