CSH and USICH Release Guide to Improving Medicaid Coverage for Supportive Housing Services

CSH and the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) have jointly published A Quick Guide to Improving Medicaid Coverage for Supportive Housing Services to provide an overview of the opportunities to maximize Medicaid resources for services in supportive housing.

The Guide is designed to provide a brief overview of information in two reports recently published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) : Primer on Using Medicaid for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness and Tenants in Permanent Supportive Housing, and Medicaid and Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Individuals: Emerging Practices from the Field.

This new resource from CSH and USICH covers the two reports and other resources to help states, community health centers, behavioral health clinics, and supportive housing providers use Medicaid more strategically to serve people who are highly vulnerable and who need supportive housing.

Medicaid can cover and pay for many of the services in supportive housing, including case management, rehabilitative services, and tenancy supports—the critical services that help people access and remain in housing. This guide will provide you with an at-a-glance set of highlights for the many avenues states and providers can pursue to get these services covered in their Medicaid state plans.

Download the guide.

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