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Medicaid-Financed Services Should Partner With Supportive Housing


States should utilize the Medicaid expansion provided by the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) to leverage Medicaid options for supportive housing according to a joint policy brief from The Corporation for Supportive Housing and the Center for Health Care Strategies. The policy brief, Medicaid-Financed Services in Supportive Housing for High-Need Homeless Beneficiaries: The Business Case was released on June 6, 2012.

The brief argues that creating Medicaid-financed supportive housing-based care management services to care for at-risk beneficiaries would lower costs for states by preventing hospitalizations and use of other crisis services. To support this argument, the brief:

  1. Outlines the potential benefits of care management linked to affordable housing;
  2. Details the business case for using Medicaid to finance supportive housing-based services from the viewpoint of Medicaid as well as the supportive housing industry sector;
  3. Highlights potential Medicaid authorities that states can use to fund supportive housing-based services; and
  4. Raises considerations for policymakers to address in designing strategies that use Medicaid resources to provide supportive housing-based services for people who are homeless.

Click here to read the brief. 


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