Intermedicate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilties

Emergency Preparedness Interpretive Guidelines

Download the CMS letter regarding Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Interpretive Guidelines and Survey Procedures.

DHSR is currently reviewing the standards and determining how the guidelines will be implemented in North Carolina. Download the June 2, 2017 version of "Appendix Z, Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Interpretive Guidelines and Survey Procedures."

ICF/IID State Operations Manual

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the ICF/IID State Operations Manual Appendix J. Download this document here. The 194 page document became effective in April 2015.

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Sustainability Analysis

The North Carolina Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project is launching a comprehensive Sustainability Analysis to support the Medicaid's efforts to sustain transition practices.

2017 Presentation of Opportunities

Click here to download a copy of the presentation titled "NC MFP: Refresher Overview and Upcoming Opportunities." The presentation was made by Trish Farnham on March 20, 2017.

Next "Lunch and Learn" Meeting

The next MFP Lunch and Learn webinar will be on Monday January 29th from 12:00 – 1:30, and the topic will be Respite Care for Caregivers and the NC Respite Voucher Program. This presentation will examine the role of respite, why respite is valuable, and a what, why, and how caregivers can get respite. In addition, the discussion will include an overview of the NC Respite Voucher Program including a nuts and bolts discussion of the application and award process, and your role as professionals in the field.

The presenters are Alicia Blater (Family Caregiver Support Program Consultant, Lifespan Respite Project Director with the Division of Aging and Adult Services) and Pat Guarnieri (Caregiver Program Coordinator and Lifespan Respite Voucher Administrator at High Country Area Agency on Aging.

If you will be attending, please follow this link to RSVP. For more information, please email mfpinfo@dhhs.nc.gov or call (919) 855-4199.

Save the Date: "Lunch and Learn" Meetings

Future MFP Lunch and Learn meetings are planned for:

  • Monday, February 12, 2018 (12:00 – 1:30)
  • Monday, March 12, 2018 (12:00 – 1:30)
    • Overview of Personal Care Services (PCS)
    • Presenter: Shannon Spence
    • Register here.
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 (12:00 – 1:30)
    • Building the Foundation for Person-Centered Care and Quality of Life for People with Developmental Disabilities
    • Presenter: Karen Luken
    • Register here.
  • Monday, May 7, 2018 (12:00 – 1:30)
    • Direct Support Staff: A State-of-the-State Report
    • Presenter: Joseph Macbeth
    • Register here.

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Quarterly Roundtable

Each year, NC MFP coordinates four Roundtable meetings. These meetings rotate to locations around the state. These forums are open to the public and efforts are made to invite a wide range of stakeholders including participants; their families, friends, and guardians; providers; State staff; and other important community stakeholders.

The MFP Roundtable provides guidance and insight on every aspect of the Project's program design including:

  • Transition process and transition coordinator design;
  • Rebalancing Fund priorities;
  • Examining and addressing identified challenges and barriers experienced by NC MFP participants

The next MFP Roundtable is on Friday, February 16 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 North Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Agenda topics include:

  • Evaluation of the MFP Demonstration Project
  • MFP/CCNC Pilot
  • MFP Transition Activity

If you will be attending, please email Medicaid.MFPInfo@dhhs.nc.gov no later than Tuesday, February 6. More info is available from the same email address or by calling (919) 855-4265.

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2018 NC Community Transitions Institute

In collaboration with its community partners, the NC Department of Health and Human Services, and Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project proudly announces the 4th Annual NC Community Transitions Institute. All Institute activities are organized to foster collaboration and networking among members.

Apply for the 2018 Institute using this link.

Application Deadline: Wednesday January 31, 2018 Registration Fee: $100.00

Anyone may apply who is committed to quality, person-centered, collaborative transition practices. We welcome applications from individuals at any level of experience with transitions from those who are new to the field and their role, to those who have been involved for their entire career. We also welcome applications from individuals who serve in the broad range of roles throughout the life cycle of a transition.

2018 Schedule

Regional Leadership Forum Events:

May 8-9, 2018 (Required Attendance) Transitions Symposium (Raleigh)

February 15-16, 2018 (Optional Attendance) Eastern Region (Wilmington)

June 20-21, 2018 (Optional Attendance) Person-Centered Thinking (Raleigh)

May 17-18, 2018 (Optional Attendance) Central Region (Raleigh)

July 26-27, 2018 (Optional Attendance) Motivational Interviewing (Raleigh)

August 16-17, 2018 (Optional Attendance) Western Region (Hickory)

August 22-24, 2018 (Required Attendance) Person-Centered Collaborative Communication (Raleigh)

November 15-16, 2018 (Optional Attendance) Statewide Forum (Raleigh)

About the 2018 Institute

The NC Community Transitions Institute ("The Institute") is a learning initiative for professionals who support individuals to transition to a home and community-based setting. The Institute is a hands-on, collaborative learning opportunity designed to bring together diverse stakeholders who support transitioning individuals and to develop best practices throughout the lifecycle of a transition.

The Institute incorporates:

  • A 2-day symposium exploring community-based resources important to support individuals in a quality transition landscape (Required Attendance)
  • A three-day intensive session on improving person-centered collaboration and communication skills inspired by motivational interviewing techniques and person-centered thinking practices (Required Attendance)
  • A two-day deep dive workshop in Motivational Interviewing (Optional Attendance)
  • A two-day deep dive workshop in Person-Centered Thinking (Optional Attendance)
  • Attendance at any, or all, of the Alumni Leadership Engagement Forum events (Optional Attendance). The Alumni Leadership Engagement Forum is an opportunity for Institute Alumni to meet current members, develop leadership skills specific to a transitions context, and create opportunities for expanding networking and best-practice sharing opportunities.

Additional information can be found at this MFP website page.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

On May 11, 2012, CMS issued a memo related to the final rule titled "Medicare and Medicaid Program; Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency and Burden Reduction." Download the CMS memo with its links to the final rule.


Download the Community Care of North Carolina/ Carolina Access enrollment form for Medicaid recipients in an adult care home or long-term care facility.

On-line courses

The College of Direct Support is a set of web-based courses designed for direct support professionals and others who support individuals with disabilities.