Improves Health Outcomes and Quality for High-Cost Medicaid Beneficiaries
On Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 3:00 p.m., the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) will hold a webinar focused on using supportive housing as a tool to control costs while improving health outcomes and care quality among high-cost Medicaid beneficiaries.
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.