Moving Forward Plan (MFP) Waivers

MassHealth has two MFP waivers.

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About the Program

These are home- and community-based services (HCBS) waivers designed to help MassHealth-eligible persons move from a nursing facility or chronic disease, rehabilitation, or psychiatric hospital back to their community. The MFP waivers help by making the move from the facility to the community easier and by providing community-based services.

The two MFP waivers are:

  • MFP Residential Supports (MFP-RS) waiver – for people who need supervision and staffing 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a provider-operated residence.
  • MFP Community Living (MFP-CL) waiver – for people who can move to their own home or apartment or to the home of someone else and receive services in the community.

MFP applications may be submitted at any time.

Eligibility Criteria for MFP Waivers

MassHealth applicants or members who live in a nursing facility or a chronic disease, rehabilitation, or psychiatric hospital may apply for one of these waivers, which would support these persons to move into the community and offer resources to provide ongoing services in the community. An individual may not participate in more than one waiver at a time.

To qualify for one of the MFP waivers, an individual must

  • Be living in a nursing facility or in a chronic disease, rehabilitation, or psychiatric hospital for at least 90 days
  • Either be
    • 18 years of age or older and have a disability, or
    • 65 years of age or older
  • Meet clinical requirements (that is, be at a facility),
  • Need MFP waiver services
  • Be able to be safely served in the community within the terms of the MFP waivers, and
  • Meet the financial requirements to qualify for MassHealth Standard in the community. Special financial rules exist for waiver applicants and participants.

Also, for the MFP-RS waiver, the person must need residential support services with staff supervision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Services Offered to MFP Waiver Participants

All waiver participants will work with a case manager/service coordinator to develop their individual service plan that will include their goals and the waiver services and supports the participant needs in the community.

MFP Waiver services include the following:

Yes means the service is available
No means it’s not available

Service

MFP-RS

MFP-CL

Adult Companion

No

Yes

Assisted Living Services

Yes

No

Chore Service

No

Yes

Community Based Day Supports

Yes

Yes

Community Support and Navigation

Yes

Yes

Day Services

Yes

Yes

Family Training

Yes

Yes

Home Accessibility Adaptations

Yes

Yes

Home Health Aide

No

Yes

Homemaker

No

Yes

Independent Living Supports

No

Yes

Individual Support and Community Habilitation 

Yes

Yes

Occupational Therapy

Yes

Yes

Orientation and Mobility Services

Yes

Yes

Peer Support

Yes

Yes

Personal Care

No

Yes

Physical Therapy

Yes

Yes

Prevocational Services

Yes

Yes

Residential Habilitation (group home)

Yes

No

Respite

No

Yes

Shared Home Supports

No

Yes

Shared Living – 24-Hour Supports

Yes

No

Skilled Nursing

Yes

Yes

Specialized Medical Equipment

Yes

Yes

Speech Therapy

Yes

Yes

Supported Employment

Yes

Yes

Supportive Home Care Aide

No

Yes

Transitional Assistance Services

Yes

Yes

Transportation

Yes

Yes

Vehicle Modification

No

Yes

MFP Waiver Application Process and Applications

You may submit an application to participate in the MFP waiver at any time. See links to this application below.

Send your completed MFP Waiver application to:

UMass MFP Waiver Unit
333 South Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Additional Resources

Participant Handbook

Cover of participant handbook
Click on the links below to get the participant handbook.

Additional Resources

MFP Waiver Brochures

The following are MFP waiver brochures. 

Additional Resources

Contact

Phone

For persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled.

Online

UMass MFP Waiver Unit MFPinfo@umassmed.edu
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