North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

CSH Webinar: Using Supportive Housing as a Tool to Control Costs while Improving Health Outcomes and Care Quality Among High-Cost Medicaid Beneficiari

A significant subset of Medicaid’s high-need, high-cost beneficiaries experience homelessness and housing instability. For these individuals, homelessness exacerbates their chronic and complex conditions, increases their engagement in high-risk behaviors, and impedes their access to ongoing primary and preventive care, resulting in repeated hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and frequent use of other crisis health services. Research has demonstrated that supportive housing improves health outcomes and management of chronic conditions while reducing hospitalizations, ED visits, and Medicaid costs overall among homeless, high-cost beneficiaries. Many of the services provided in supportive housing are coverable under a variety of Medicaid authorities and are aligned with health reform’s movement toward a more coordinated and person-centered approach to health care delivery.
This webinar will explain how Medicaid departments, housing agencies and other behavioral health and human services agencies can collaborate to provide coordinated health, social services and housing to improve outcomes while lowering costs among the most expensive and high-need clients. Panelists will include the authors of a paper published jointly by CSH and the Center for Health Care Strategies which highlights opportunities for supportive housing and Medicaid partnerships. In addition, participants will hear from the perspectives of Medicaid and managed care.
Please click here to register for the webinar.

Organizer Corporation for Supportive Housing


Thu, Sept. 27, 2012
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern