Idaho Medicaid Supportive Housing Services: Crosswalk and Business Case

The Home Partnership Foundation contracted with CSH to complete this Medicaid Supportive Housing Services Crosswalk to determine the degree to which Idaho’s Medicaid program currently aligns with supportive housing services in policy and practice and where gaps would need to be addressed to ensure that the most impacted beneficiaries can live in their own homes and communities with stability and autonomy. The Idaho Crosswalk aims to highlight how Medicaid and housing can provide better care while using resources more efficiently for highly impacted Medicaid beneficiaries. The Crosswalk includes background on supportive housing, an overview of Medicaid, the findings for the Crosswalk, and recommendations on the next steps. 

CSH would like to acknowledge and thank The Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) and its Home Partnership foundation, and other funding partners for the Idaho Medicaid Crosswalk including: The Idaho Community Foundation and St. Alphonsus Health System. CSH would also like to acknowledge the staff at IDHW, Division of Medicaid, who provided guidance and clarification on the Idaho state Medicaid Plan, its Waivers, Medicaid cost data, and programmatic operations.

IHFA and Our Path Home also provided direct connections to community partners and programs as well as critical data from their Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to inform the Medicaid Crosswalk report. And finally, housing and service providers statewide, who provided information on the day-to-day operations of direct healthcare and housing program services, including:

• Advocates Against Family Violence (AAFV)

• CLUB, Inc.

• Full Circle Health

• Marimn Health

• Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA)

• St. Vincent de Paul

• Terry Reilly Health Services

This report would not have been possible without input from state staff, and staff from the healthcare, housing, and homelessness sectors who shared about the day-to-day operations of their programs across Idaho.

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