As evidence continues to establish supportive housing as an intervention that stabilizes people with chronic illnesses, states are exploring ways to ensure Medicaid programs cover the services that supportive housing residents need. To this end, CSH has worked with many states, including Colorado, to maximize use of Medicaid resources for services. In an effort to increase the availability of services to formerly homeless Coloradans and expand access to supportive housing, the State partnered with CSH to discuss ways to make intense services like substance use treatment and mental health recovery more available and accessible. The newly released Colorado Medicaid Crosswalk provides the State, managed care entities, and service providers with a valuable tool that will help them access additional resources to support programs that are proven to help those experiencing homelessness attain stability and life-long success.
Read the Guest Blog on the Colorado Crosswalk posted by Jennifer Lopez, Director of Homeless Initiatives for Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper.