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Roads to Community Living: A Closer Look at Washington State’s Money Follows the Person Demonstration

This case study looks at Washington state’s Money Follows the Person demonstration program, Roads to Community Living. The program is responsible for assisting over 2,400 Medicaid beneficiaries with complex long-term services and supports (LTSS) needs in transitioning out of institutions back to community-based care settings. Washington State has been a leader in Medicaid LTSS rebalancing efforts over the last two decades. According to the state, in the early 1990s, 82 percent of long-term care funding went toward institutional services, and by 2010, that percentage dropped to 37 percent.

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