Kansas Money Follows the Person (MFP)
The Sustainability Program to Follow
MFP is a demonstration grant from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) that since 2008 has helped more than 1,000 individuals living in long-term care institutional settings in Kansas to choose transition to living in the community and to enable them to overcome the obstacles keeping them from moving.
The program has served individuals who would otherwise be residing in nursing facilities (NF) or ICF/IDD (private or state hospital) for individuals with developmental disabilities. Grant participants were required to have Medicaid and to qualify for one of the following four (4) HCBS waiver programs: Frail Elder waiver (FE), Physical Disabilities waiver (PD), I/DD waiver, or Traumatic Brain Injury waiver (TBI)
The current demonstration grant as funded by CMS is coming to an end in all 43 participating states. The end date in Kansas for transitions to the community is June 30, 2017. Consumers who transition by that date will still receive the supports of the MFP program for 365 days and a seamless transition onto the appropriate waiver without going on a waiting list.
On this week's episode of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker interviews Joy Hall. Joy is a new employee at SKIL, having just started work on May 2nd. She is the new Business Finance Manager out of the Parsons office. Here she discusses her background and talks about what her job entails.
On this week's episode of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker talks with Sharon Traylor, Independent Living Coordinator (ILC) from the Chanute SKIL office. Sharon discusses the upcoming Chanute SKIL picnic on June 16th, as well as the recent Gwain January Memorial Picnic held in Columbus. She also talks about current and forthcoming events being held by the Chanute office.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will be submitting to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a request to extend the KanCare program under Section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act. The current KanCare demonstration expires on December 31, 2017. KDHE is requesting a one-year extension of the current KanCare demonstration, including the Uncompensated Care Pool and the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Pool. The requested extension period is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. KDHE is not requesting any changes to the demonstration for the one-year extension period. Read More
Empowering youth with disabilities to achieve their highest employment potential is one of the major goals of Rehabilitation Services (RS). To help achieve this goal, RS is providing Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), which were authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Pre-ETS are designed to provide job exploration, counseling and other services to help young people prepare for employment and self-reliance, rather than dependency on public benefits.
In collaboration with local education agencies and qualified community partners, RS will provide or arrange for the provision of Pre-Employment Transition Services for students with disabilities who are in need of such services and who meet the following participation criteria:
- The student is 16-21 years of age.
- The student is in a secondary, post-secondary, or other recognized education program.
- The student is eligible for, and receiving services under an Individual Education Plan or 504 Plan, or the student is an individual with a disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
- The student is a resident of Kansas. Any student with a disability who is not a U.S. citizen must have employment authorization documentation.
Services are designed to be an early start at job exploration and to assist students with disabilities in making the transition from secondary to post-secondary education/training and competitive integrated employment.
Contact SKIL for more information.