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1 MFP and Transition Coordination Refresher Training Department of Medical Assistance Services Webinar

2 MFP and Transition Coordination Refresher Training Agenda MFP – National Initiative New MFP Eligibility Criteria New Waiver Supports as a Result of MFP Outreach Efforts Keys to a Successful Transition Planning and Risk Assessment Transition Process, MFP Enrollment and Required Forms Consumer Direction Transition Services Administration and Reimbursement for Rendering Waiver Services Additional Resources

3 An award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Gives individuals of all ages and all disabilities who live in Virginia LTC institutions options for community living This Project has three Objectives: Goal 1 - To give individuals who live in inpatient institutions more informed choices and options about where they can live and receive services; Goal 2 - To transition individuals from institutions if they choose to live in the community; and Goal 3 - To promote quality care through services that are person-centered, appropriate, and based on the individual’s needs. MFP - National Initiative

4 MFP is the single largest investment in Medicaid Long Term Care 46 States have been awarded $4 Billion with a projected number of over 70,000 individuals to be transitioned through calendar year 2016 Federal opportunity to further develop community integration strategies, systems, and infrastructure for individuals with long-term support needs Emphasizes community living vs. institutional placement to help “rebalance” the system A program that identifies individuals in institutions who wish to move back into the community and assists them with the transition process

5 MFP Eligibility o New Eligibility Requirements – Effective June 1, 2011 o Have resided for at least 90 consecutive days in a hospital, nursing facility (any days spent in short-term skilled rehabilitation services do not count towards the 90 days), intermediate care facility for individuals with developmental disabilities (ICF-DD), long-stay hospital, institute for mental disorders (IMD), psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF), or a combination thereof; o Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia; o Have received Medicaid benefits for inpatient services for at least one day prior to MFP enrollment;

6 MFP Eligibility oQualify for, and enroll into upon discharge, a Program for All- inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) or one of the five following waiver programs: oElderly or Disabled with Consumer-Direction Waiver (EDCD) oIndividual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support Waiver (DD) oHIV/Aids Waiver (AIDS) oIntellectual Disabilities Waiver (ID) oTechnology Assisted Wavier (TECH); and oMove to a “qualified residence.” A qualified residence is: 1) a home that the individual or the individual’s family member owns or leases; 2) an apartment with an individual lease, with lockable access and egress, that includes living, sleeping, bathing and cooking areas over which the individual or the individual’s family has domain and control; or 3) a residence in a community-based residential setting in which no more than four (4) unrelated individuals reside.

7 MFP Eligibility MFP Qualified Institutions Hospital Nursing Facility Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (ICF-DD) Long-stay Hospital Institute for Mental Disorders (IMD) Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF)

8 MFP Eligibility Certain days during a nursing facility stay must be excluded from the 90 day count Any days spent in short-term skilled rehabilitation services are excluded Confirm with billing office Have received Medicaid benefits for inpatient services for at least one day prior to MFP enrollment;

9 Waiver Services Added Transition Services is a one-time, life-time benefit assisting with one-time, up-front household expenses. Added to EDCD, AIDS, TECH, ID and DD waivers. $5,000 maximum Time limited to 9 months Not available to individuals moving into provider- operated living arrangements Transition Coordination supports individuals who elect services through the EDCD waiver both before and after transitioning to the community. Time limited to 12 months from date of discharge

10 MFP Demonstration Services Transition Services – Available to individuals participating in MFP up to 2 months prior to discharge Transition Coordination – Available to individuals participating in MFP up to 2 months prior to discharge for a total 14 consecutive months in the EDCD waiver Assistive Technology – Available to individuals participating in MFP who are in either the EDCD or HIV/AIDS waiver upon entry to the waiver Environmental Modifications - Available to individuals participating in MFP who are in either the EDCD or HIV/AIDS waiver upon entry to the waiver

11 MFP Demonstration Services Supplemental Home Modifications Supplemental Home Modifications through partnership with Department of Housing and Community Development Provides funds for “barrier” home modifications prior to discharge for individuals participating in MFP Provides funds for home modifications that exceed $5000 post-discharge for individuals participating in MFP Administered by DHCD and five regionally-based Centers for Independent Living Blue Ridge Independent Living Center, Roanoke, Endependence Center, Norfolk, Independence Empowerment Center, Manassas, Junction Center for Independent Living, Wise, Resources for Independent Living, Richmond,

12 Outreach Outreach is The first activity Critical to the success of a transition Varied in its forms Provided by many people Levels of Outreach Agency Individual Regional

13 Outreach State Agency Led Outreach The Department of Medical Assistance Services, the Virginia Health Care Association, the Virginia Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging, and Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office will Send information about MFP to all nursing facilities and long-stay hospitals Hold Informational Sessions Incorporate educational and awareness information about the MFP program into the annual resident review process The Department of Medical Assistance Services, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards will Send information about MFP to all Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

14 Outreach Individual Led Outreach Case Managers, Transition Coordinators, Health Care Coordinators, Human Rights Advocates, Long Term Care Ombudsman's will: Contact facilities to: hold one-on-one meetings hold open informational sessions

15 Sources of Information Information can be obtained through: DMAS DBHDS Local DSS Local Dept of Health Community Service Boards Area Agencies on Aging Centers for Independent Living On the Web Virginia Easy Access Olmstead

16 Referral Sources & Contacts Professional Staff at Hospital Nursing Facility Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (ICF-DD) Long-stay Hospital Institute for Mental Disorders (IMD) Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) People in the community Family members Friends

17 Referral Sources & Contacts Specific to Nursing Facilities MDS 3.0 Section Q Referrals Individuals who wish to seek additional information on community living and a list of Transition Coordination Agencies will be provided information from the local Area Agency on Aging Individuals will choose a Transition Coordination Agency The Area Agency on Aging will contact the chosen Transition Coordination Agency to arrange referral

18 Keys to a Successful Transition More than someone changing residence Increasing self-direction Increasing decision-making Participating fully in community activities Developing informal and formal supports

19 Keys to a Successful Transition Transition Coordinators A DMAS-enrolled provider who is responsible for supporting the individual and family/caregiver, as appropriate, with activities associated with transitioning from an institution to the community Transition Coordinators / Case Managers: Work closely with individuals Assist individuals to take a proactive role in the transition process Recognize that a successful transition is dependent on the individuals themselves and their willingness to change

20 Keys to a Successful Transition Characteristics of the Transition Coordinator Transition Coordinators / Case Managers will have multiple roles including Being an effective mentor Understanding circumstances of placement in institution Being mindful of the individual’s potential Being knowledgeable of all community resources Being an active listener

21 Keys to a Successful Transition Characteristics of the Transition Coordinator Recognizing that the individual’s emotions of fear, anger, and anxiety are real Openly acknowledge and discuss emotions with the individual Providing accurate information in a timely manner Exploring all options with the individual Acknowledging and balancing risk

22 Keys to a Successful Transition Critical Components Developing a trusting relationship Having a comprehensive assessment that clearly reflects preferences and strengths needs concerns priorities Developing and implementing a Transition Plan that addresses the individual’s preferences and needs critical follow-up with post-transition activities

23 Keys to a Successful Transition Guiding Principles There are two important principles to keep in mind throughout the transition process o self-determination o the right to take risks

24 Keys to a Successful Transition Guiding Principles Self-Determination o Is the right to make one’s own decisions without interference from others Right to Take Risks o Making choices about new experiences and possibilities o Individuals grow by making choices even if those choices are viewed as poor choices o Individuals learn by both successes and failures o Taking risks is part of living for everyone

25 Keys to a Successful Transition Balancing Risk Prudent risks vs. undue risks Individuals should not be expected to face challenges that will result in failure

26 Planning & Risk Assessment Risk Assessment Assessment elements for Person Centered Planning Assessment is not a single meeting Assessment is a series of meetings establishing Trust Individuals’ ability to manage risk Determination of preferences and needs

27 Planning & Risk Assessment Risk Assessment (continued) 7 key components Health Services Social Supports Housing Transportation Volunteering/ Employment Advocacy Financial Resources

28 Planning & Risk Assessment Risk Assessment (continued) Risk assessments are integrated with the development of the support plan It determines the level of support needed for Health Services Daily Living Activities Housing Transportation Social Supports It determines the plan’s ability to meet the personal goal of the individual It determines the type of back-up plan

29 Planning & Risk Assessment Description of Required Tiers Tier 1: Service Plan Backup Providers Required to have backup provider for each service Tier 2: Informal Network Reaches out to the individual, family, friends, and neighbors to provide interim supports Tier 3: 24-hour Response System Call the toll-free call center, Virginia Tier 4: Extreme Emergency An immediate crisis involving a threat to the individual’s health, safety, or life, call 911

30 Planning & Risk Assessment Risk Assessment (continued) Transition Coordinators are Mandated reporters for CPS & APS Professional judgment is used to determine risk factors

31 Accessible and proper housing is critical to a individual’s success Key elements to consider in helping the individual select the new home are: Location Affordability Access to transportation Personal security Opportunity for social activities Opportunity for employment Planning & Risk Assessment Housing

32 Planning & Risk Assessment Housing and MFP Qualifying Criteria Residences must meet one of the following requirements: A home that the individual or the individual’s family member owns or leases An apartment with an individual lease, lockable entry and exit and includes living, sleeping, bathing and cooking areas, over which either individual or the individual’s family has domain and control A residence, in a community-based residential setting, in which no more than four unrelated individuals reside

33 Transition Process The key of the transition process The ability to coordinate pre- and post- facility discharge transition planning and supports delivery The ability to submit/ obtain waiver enrollment & prior authorization on the day of discharge from facility

34 3 Stages of the Transition Process Planning Phase Completed while in facility Implementation Phase Completed after transition and while individual is living in community Discharge Date Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3

35 Pre-Discharge activity for Transition Coordinator/Case Manager Educate and recruit individual Coordinate with discharge planner at facility to confirm individual still meets nursing home level of care Ensure a copy of current UAI is available Complete MFP enrollment: MFP Enrollment form (DMAS-222) MFP Informed Consent (DMAS-221) Complete Prior Authorization Requests (DMAS-98) to enroll individual into MFP Complete Prior Authorization Request (DMAS-98) for Transition Coordination prior to discharge as MFP demonstration services Transition Coordination Transition Process Stage 1 “Planning Phase”

36 Pre-Discharge activity for Transition Coordinator/ Case Manager (continued): Complete MFP enrollment: Administer Quality of Life survey (DMAS-416) Develop Transition Plan which includes a risk assessment (DMAS-220) Locate and secure qualified housing Schedule discharge date Complete Prior Authorization Requests (DMAS-98) for Transition Services if needed prior to discharge as MFP demonstration services Transition Services Special Note: BE SURE HOUSING IS SECURED PRIOR TO REQUESTING TRANSITION SERVICES Schedule transportation Confirm and ensure all is ready for discharge Plan for needed waiver supports upon discharge from facility Assistive Technology Environmental Modifications Transition Coordination Personal assistance Transition Process Stage 1 “Planning Phase”

37 MFP Enrollment Transition Coordinator/Case Manager must request MFP enrollment MFP enrollment is available for as long as needed prior to discharge and 12 months from the date of discharge Services available during the period of residence in an institution include Transition Coordination/Case Management Transition Services Environmental Modifications through DHCD

38 MFP Enrollment The Transition Coordinator requesting the enrollment must: Certify that the individual meets all MFP criteria Determine with the individual if the individual can live safely in community Complete needed forms MFP Enrollment (DMAS-222) Informed Consent (DMAS-221) Administer Quality of Life Survey (DMAS-416) Submit for MFP enrollment (DMAS-98) to KePRO

39 MFP Enrollment Prior Authorization Process KePro Service Authorization Activities Confirms if individual meets MFP criteria Grants Prior Authorization / support plan approval Forwards letter of approval to provider & individual Enters individual in MMIS as participating in MFP

40 Insure waiver enrollment & PA’s are in place by Service Provider Conduct home visit to ensure Coordinate submission of DMAS-225 by both the institution and the accepting services provider to the local Department of Social Services Service provider submits PA for services Service provider submits waiver enrollment Enroll for CD fiscal agent supports if appropriate (caution: a delay in CD services may occur due to enrollment activities to become an employer) Monitor / coordinate delivery of goods for day of reentry Supports are in place and meeting needs Verify the back-up plan Verify delivery of Transition Services purchases Verify/schedule/completion of environmental modifications and/or assistive technology Transition Process Stage 2 “Day of Reentry”

41 A Critical Point IMPORTANT! Waiver enrollment MUST be coordinated with facility discharge date

42 Activities Coordinate with service provider who provide needed waiver supports Environmental Modifications Assistive Technology Personal Assistance Adult Day Health Establish Transition Coordinator/ Case manager visit schedule for up to 12 months Be sensitive to individual’s stress Check appropriateness of supports being delivered Check individual’s view of how new life is progressing Revise support plan as needed and before Transition Coordination ends Transition Process Stage 3 “Implementation Phase”

43 Waiver Enrollment On the day of discharge, the individual participating in MFP is enrolled into the appropriate waiver Receive Authorization and begin delivery of identified, needed waiver supports HIV/Aids IFDDS EDCD ID Tech

44 MFP Enrollment Completion of enrollment period Individuals participating in MFP are permanently transferred to regular waiver status after MFP enrollment period ends All waiver supports continue as long as waiver criteria is met

45 MFP Enrollment Disenrollment from MFP Disenrollment from MFP due to hospitalization or institutionalization Individual is hospitalized for more than 30 days If re-admitted to a facility or hospital and stays there for more than 30 days, the individual will be automatically dis-enrolled from MFP

46 MFP Enrollment Reenrollment Criteria Individual does not have to meet the requirement for 90 consecutive days of institutional residency again Reenrollment does not entitle the individual to Transition Services a second time Remaining Transition Services funding is available for use if within the original 9-month period

47 MFP Enrollment Disenrollment – Returning to a facility This will be a difficult decision to make because of the strong commitment to maintaining the individual in the community Decision should always be made with the individual Factors to use in determining How does the individual feel about the current situation? Is the risk too great? Are the basic living needs being met (food, shelter, clothing, daily needs)? Are supports meeting the individual’s needs? Are the family and informal supports adequate to sustain the individual? Can the financial obligations be managed?

48 Can participation in MFP be withdrawn? Yes Withdrawal Steps: 1. Individual will contact the Transition Coordinator 2. Individual (with the Transition Coordinator) will complete the MFP Withdrawal form 3. Transition Coordinator will make sure the form is signed and dated by both the individual and themselves. 4. Be sure the effective date of the withdrawal is clear 5. Send the withdrawal form to KePRO agent 6. Maintain copy for individual’s record and provide a copy to the individual

49 MFP Enrollment Forms All forms are on DMAS website: Search Services MFP enrollment forms: MFP Enrollment (DMAS-222) Provider Checklist to ensure individual meets MFP eligibility criteria Maintained in individual’s record MFP Informed Consent (DMAS-221) Ensures individuals are fully aware of their decision to participate in MFP Maintained in individual’s record

50 MFP Enrollment Forms KePRO CBC Request for Services Form (DMAS-98) Enrolls individual into MFP Must be faxed to KePRO Box 12 - MFP Enrollment (PA Service Type 0909) Box 13 – Individual Meets All MFP Eligibility Criteria

51 MFP Demonstration Service Prior Authorization KePRO CBC Request Services Form (DMAS-98) to request prior authorization for Transition Coordination (H2015) and/or Transition Services (T2038) Must be faxed to KePRO Box 12 - MFP Enrollment (PA Service Type 0909) Box 15 – H2015 and/or T2038 Box 18 – 1 unit Box 19 – H2015 = month T2038 = year Box 22 – H2015 = up to 2 month prior and 12 months post discharge T2038 = 9 months

52 Service Authorization Cycle Submit Request to KePRO Receive written approval from authorizing entity Coordinate purchase, service delivery, etc. Notify individual, Other agencies Follow-up w/ individual and document in support plan

53 MFP Enrollment Forms Transition Coordination Services Plan for EDCD (DMAS-220) Used to develop individual’s transition plan including assessing risk, developing back-up plan, listing of needed supports, and other aspects of community living Maintained in individual’s record MFP Quality of Life Survey (DMAS-416) Required of all individuals participating in MFP To be administered prior to individual’s discharge Omit questions preceded by “After Transition Only” Complete Supplemental Questions on page 18 Maintain copy in individual’s record and send original to DMAS (see page 19 for address)

54 Consumer Direction “Consumer Direction” and “self direction” are terms used interchangeably. Consumer Direction allows the individual to be the employer for their consumer- directed services. As the employer, individuals are responsible for: advertising hiring training supervising firing their own consumer-directed services employees developing their own support plan When supports are consumer-directed, individuals or their family or caregiver, as appropriate, decide what support is needed who will provide it when it will be provided where it will be provided how it will be provided Service limits for Consumer Direction Apply Family members & individuals who reside under the same roof cannot be employees, unless objective documentation is provided.

55 Pre discharge Discuss the CD option Provide a clear picture of the responsibilities of CD Connect with Service Facilitator for services Incorporate consumer direction into the support plan Service Facilitators will confirm All IRS Employer forms complete (W9) All employees are “ready to go” Day Of Discharge Coordinate with Service Facilitator that supports are ready to start Support plan is understood by personal assistants Post Discharge Check on Service Facilitator services Monitor supports meeting individual’s needs as defined in support plan and adjust as needed Transition Process Consumer Directed Option (CD) Let the individual know that this process can take up to 6 weeks

56 Transition Services Administration and Reimbursement Transition Service reimbursement is unique to LTC home and community-based waivers https://fms.publicpartnerships.com/VirginiaMFP Step I – Obtain Prior Authorization (PA) from appropriate agent (PA will only be valid for 9 months from the date of authorization) Step II – Determine with the individual the individual’s household needs essential for community living and generate estimate with Public Partnership, LLC (PPL) website Step III – Local Agency will approve and purchase essential goods for transition to set-up the individual's household and arrange for delivery of services Step IV – Local Agency will submit reimbursement requests via PPL website Step V - Agency will retain documentation sufficient to explain purchase needs

57 Reimbursement Waiver Service Limits The unit of service shall be specified by the DMAS fee schedule To receive payment the services shall be explicitly detailed in the supporting documentation Transition Coordination Service Transition coordination may not be billed solely for monitoring purposes In-kind task or expenditure expenses within Transition are not billable as separate items - examples include Travel time Written preparation Telephone communication

58 Reimbursement Submission Process Consult chapter 5 of your waiver manual for the details of submitting claims Consumer Direction payroll will remain the same DMAS training unit will be providing training on Transition Coordination, MFP services

59 Additional MFP Resources MFP Operational Protocol Housing Waiver Supports Bridge rent Contact lists Quality of Life Survey Adult Foster Care Marketing info/ brochures Assisted Living Consumer Direction Transportation Providers Listings ABC’s of Nursing Home Transition A publication of the IL Net National Training & Technical Assistance Program at Independent Living Research Utilization – Click on “Publications” and Scroll down to “Olmstead Implementation” On the WEB DMAS at DBHDS at MFP SITE at MFP Transition Coordination Agency Monthly Conference Calls Scheduled the last Tuesday of every month from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Send request to be included on distribution list to MFP DMAS will receive general inquiries on the MFP project at Please enter “MFP Inquiries” in the subject line.

60 Contact Information Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services Division of Policy and Research 600 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA Jason Rachel, Ph.D. MFP Project Director (804) Dana Hicks MFP Analyst (804) MFP websiteDMAS website MFP


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