Idaho Home Choice is Idaho’s Money Follows the Person program is designed to help people to move, also called “transition," from an institution into home-and community-based living settings, such as a home or an apartment.
Goals for Idaho Home Choice
- Increase the use of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) and reduce the use of institutionally-based services;
- Eliminate barriers and mechanisms in state law, state Medicaid plans, or state budgets that prevent or restrict the flexible use of Medicaid funds to enable Medicaid-eligible individuals to receive long-term care in the settings of their choice;
- Strengthen the ability of Medicaid programs to assure continued provision of HCBS to those individuals who choose to transition from institutions; and,
- Ensure that procedures are in place to provide quality assurance and continuous quality improvement of HCBS.
To participate in the Idaho Home Choice Program, the individual must:
- Have lived for at least ninety consecutive days in a nursing facility, an intermediate care facility for individuals with mental retardation/intellectual disabilities, or an institution for mental diseases
- Be a resident of Idaho
- Be Medicaid eligible at the time of discharge
- Qualify for either the Aged and Disabled or Developmental Disability waivers
- Move to a “qualified residence”
Available IHC services
- Transition managers to help you relocate.
- Up to $2,000 to help pay for household furnishings, household goods and supplies, moving expenses, and utility or security deposits.
- Waiver benefits and services including home modifications.
- Medicaid State Plan benefits.