South Dakota Selects Harmony Information Systems for Money Follows the Person

Industry-leading, Purpose-built Solution Will Help State to Rebalance Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports

RESTON, VA – January 14, 2014 – Mediware Information Systems, Inc., the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based long-term care software, announced today that the South Dakota Department of Social Services (SD DSS) has selected Harmony to support the entire Money Follows the Person (MFP) participant lifecycle by streamlining and automating all elements of the Medicaid-funded program.

“The Money Follows the Person program has proven to be a successful tool to help rebalance long-term care in this country,” said Joseph Sander, president and chief executive officer of Harmony.  “By implementing Harmony for MFP, South Dakota is well-positioned to maximize available funding opportunities and fulfill its mission to ensure that disabled adults have the opportunity to live in a community of their choice and receive the quality of care they need to thrive.”

The MFP Rebalancing Demonstration Program is a Medicaid-funded program designed to assist states in their efforts to rebalance long-term care services, decrease reliance on institutional care and create more community-based long-term care opportunities to enable the elderly and people with disabilities to fully participate in their communities.  MFP provides transitional services to institutionalized individuals who choose to live at home in their community rather than remain in a nursing home.  The South Dakota MFP Demonstration Program was approved through year 2016 and is projected to help 136 people transition from institutions to the community.  To date, 44 states and the District of Colombia are participating MFP programs.

Harmony for MFP enables states to rapidly realize the goals of MFP programs by automating virtually all elements of long-term supports and services programs.  Harmony provides essential support at each stage in a typical MFP operational process, enabling organizations to efficiently implement MFP and to provide Medicaid beneficiaries living in nursing homes or other institutions the opportunity to live in their homes and communities.  Harmony’s solution provides web-based access by all referral sources for the MFP program, such as Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs), Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), nursing home diversion programs, outreach, and other referral sources.  With built-in business intelligence reporting, agencies are able to track essential data for MFP grant reporting and for planning and program management purposes.

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About Mediware Information Systems, Inc.
Mediware Information Systems Inc., (Harmony), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based long-term care software, helps state and local agencies collaborate with caregivers and service delivery organizations to empower consumers to thrive in their homes and communities. Harmony’s smart applications for managing Medicaid, Medicare, and Older Americans Act-funded programs are continually updated to comply with policy changes and industry best practices to provide high quality long-term services and supports to the disabled and the aging. The result is a breakthrough in care coordination that reduces operational costs, ensures rapid reimbursements, and optimizes outcomes. Harmony is recognized as the most scalable, robust, and dependable platform provider in the industry and is in use at 40 state-level agencies by more than 25,000 users.  For more information, visit