Category: Permanent Supportive Housing

Medicaid Monday: Data is key!

Why do I need to share data to make my case? Healthcare payers need to see how cost savings through supportive services will directly impact their budgets. They also want to see what impact the programs they will be working with will have before getting involved. To demonstrate these savings and outcomes you will need to share data showing how people are crossing over between emergency and health care systems, and what changes for people once they are in housing.

Medicaid Monday: How to get started

Happy Medicaid Monday! This is the second of five blog posts each focusing on Medicaid and what you need to know to maximize the benefits of this mainstream resource for people experiencing homelessness.

Medicaid Monday: What should you know?

Today we are introducing a new resource on Medicaid the Alliance put together in conjunction with TAC and CSH, titled “Using Medicaid to Pay for Services in PSH: Steps for CoC Leads to Get Started”. This resource outlines basic steps CoC leads can take to advance their efforts with securing Medicaid as a resource as part of the local system of services.

Using Medicaid to Pay for Services in PSH

The National Alliance to End Homelessness, the Technical Assistance Collaborative, and CSH have developed this “how to” guide to help Continuum of Care (CoC) and other service system leaders work with health care systems to explore how Medicaid can finance supportive services in permanent supportive housing.

Defining what it means to end chronic homelessness – we now have a clear goal

The goal to end chronic homelessness set by the federal government in 2005 was considered very ambitious. Today, we are excited to share that the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and its 19 federal member agencies released criteria and a benchmark that define what ending chronic homelessness should look like. Being at a point where we are able to define what it means to end chronic homelessness is exciting — it means we have made significant strides and now need to plan an end game.

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