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An article in this month’s Health Affairs describes CT Medicaid’s successful Money Follows the Person program. The study by UConn and DSS authors found that participants transitioning from institutional care to community settings reported better quality of life and life satisfaction that continued well after the transition. Some needed to return to the hospital or ER for a time, but only 14% returned to institutional care. Researchers were able to identify new predictors of re-institutionalization that will help improve the program and prevent the need for institutional care.