- Assessing HCBS system capacity and determining the extent to which additional providers and/or services might be needed;
- Assessing institutional capacity and determining the extent to which the state could reduce this capacity and transition impacted individuals to more integrated settings;
- Provider and direct service worker recruitment, education, training, technical assistance, and quality improvement activities, including training people with disabilities to become direct service workers;
- Caregiver training and education;
- Assessing and implementing changes to reimbursement rates and payment methodologies to expand HCBS provider capacity and/or improve HCBS and/or institutional service quality;
- Building Medicaid-housing partnerships to facilitate access to affordable and accessible housing for Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities and older adults; and
- Diversion strategies to prevent nursing facility admission.
More information on the federal MFP program is available at here. Information on South Dakota’s MFP program is available at on the DSS website.