Competition for resources on the state and federal level are increasing—including resources for supportive housing services—so it’s important to focus on the most cost-effective solutions that deliver quality services. To help fill the gaps when it come to users of health services, states should tailor Medicaid benefit packages to include services in supportive housing. And CSH can help. We’ve create a tool called the CSH Crosswalk, which is a state-specific reference (and advocacy exercise!) for anyone looking to gain an understanding of the overlap between Medicaid eligible services and the services provided in supportive housing programs for vulnerable populations.
CSH Crosswalks reveal the extent that services in supportive housing are or could be eligible for Medicaid. With this analysis, providers can ensure they are maximizing current use of Medicaid and can work with their state to improve benefit packages for people in supportive housing and increase Medicaid reimbursements.
To date, we’ve completed CSH Crosswalks for Connecticut and Illinois—both are available in the Resource library at csh.org. We’re working with additional states engaged in this process, so continue to watch for more CSH Crosswalks coming soon