MDS Section Q Process

MO HealthNet has sent the following note and bulletin regarding Section Q of the Minimum Data Set (MDS):

Although Section Q is a mechanism whereby our program can learn about residents who want more information, and who may possibly transition via Money Follows the Person (MFP), the MDS Questionnaire and Section Q were in place before MFP was available in Missouri. The MFP program helps aged and disabled Medicaid-eligible people transition from facility settings back into the community. Our program provides information, as well as transition services, case management, and other services to qualified participants. Please see this bulletin that covers the MDS Section Q process.