Opportunities for States to Serve Individuals with Mental Illness through Money Follow the Person

The webinar presentation highlights the experiences of three states (Texas, Connecticut and Pennsylvania) implementing Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration to provide community-based services to individuals with behavioral health conditions. The goal of MFP is to integrate behavioral health and long-term care services to give people with behavioral health conditions the opportunity to live independently instead of in long-term care facilities. Presenters from the three states discussed the MFP demonstrations in their states, including how evidence-based practices were incorporated and outcomes measured.


  • Elizabeth Prewitt, Director of Public Policy and Administrator of the Financing and Medicaid Division ￑ Dena Stoner, Senior Policy Advisor for the Texas Department of State Health Services, member of the NASMHPD Financing and Medicaid Division
  • Laurel Reagan, Director of Older Adult Services, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, member of the NASMHPD Older Adults Division
  • Jamie Buchenauer, Pennsylvania Money Follows the Person Director, Department of Public Welfare
  • Ron Hendler, Technical Director, MFP Rebalancing Demonstration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Date of the webinar: September 20, 2011

Recorded Webinar

  • Recording
    of the Webinar
  • PowerPoint slides
    from the webinar
    (PDF, 881 KB)
  • Video
    (includes testimonials from consumers in Connecticut who benefited from the demonstration)

State PowerPoint Slides

State Fact Sheets

For questions or additional information about MFP, please contact
Elizabeth Prewitt
, NASMHPD Director of Public Policy and Administrator of the Financing and Medicaid Division.