[Hpn] Chronic Homelessness and High Users of Health Services: Report from a Meeting to Explore a Strategy for Reducing Medicaid Spending While Improving Care; via NASHP; January 2008

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 *Chronic Homelessness and High Users of Health Services
Report from a Meeting to Explore a Strategy for Reducing Medicaid Spending
While Improving* *Care*

There is evidence that homeless people, especially the chronically homeless,
incur high health care costs, much of which may be paid for with Medicaid
funds. There is also evidence that health care costs are reduced when
homeless people with intensive medical needs enter supportive housing, which
combines affordable, stable housing with care workers who assist residents
in managing health, mental health, substance abuse, and employment issues.

This evidence provides an opportunity for states to reduce Medicaid costs by
increasing their investment in housing. In April 2007, a small group of
homeless and housing advocates, state health care leaders, and managed care
providers met to explore this opportunity.

Meeting participants examined the experience of three supportive housing
programs that have demonstrated a positive relationship between providing
supportive housing to the chronically homeless, changes in health care
utilization, and reductions in medical costs. Participants also identified
opportunities for and barriers to the potential of supportive housing to
reduce Medicaid costs.

Contents

Executive Summary
Introduction
Linking Chronic Homelessness, Supportive Housing, and Health Care
Utilization and Cost
Medicaid and the Services Delivered to Homeless Individuals
Medicaid's Potential to Support Housing for the Chronically Homeless
Summary

Published: January 2008.
Produced in cooperation with Common Ground.
22 pages.
Authors: Neva Kaye, Cheryl Harris Sharman, Jill Rosenthal

Download: Chronic Homelessness and High Users of Health
Services<http://www.nashp.org/Files/chronic_homelessness.pdf>


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		<p align="center"><font size="2"><font face="Arial"><font color="#008080"><b><font size="3">Chronic Homelessness and High Users of Health Services</font><br>Report from a Meeting to Explore a Strategy for Reducing Medicaid Spending While Improving</b> <b>Care</b></font></font></font></p>








<p><font face="Arial" size="2">There is evidence that homeless people,
especially the chronically homeless, incur high health care costs, much
of which may be paid for with Medicaid funds. There is also evidence
that health care costs are reduced when homeless people with intensive
medical needs enter supportive housing, which combines affordable,
stable housing with care workers who assist residents in managing
health, mental health, substance abuse, and employment issues.</font></p>
<p><font face="Arial" size="2">This evidence provides an opportunity
for states to reduce Medicaid costs by increasing their investment in
housing. In April 2007, a small group of homeless and housing
advocates, state health care leaders, and managed care providers met to
explore this opportunity.</font></p>
<p><font face="Arial" size="2">Meeting participants examined the
experience of three supportive housing programs that have demonstrated
a positive relationship between providing supportive housing to the
chronically homeless, changes in health care utilization, and
reductions in medical costs. Participants also identified opportunities
for and barriers to the potential of supportive housing to reduce
Medicaid costs.</font></p>
<p><font face="Arial" size="2">Contents</font> 
</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right: 0px;"><font face="Arial" size="2">Executive Summary<br>Introduction<br>Linking Chronic Homelessness, Supportive Housing, and Health Care Utilization and Cost<br>Medicaid and the Services Delivered to Homeless Individuals<br>







Medicaid&#39;s Potential to Support Housing for the Chronically Homeless<br>Summary</font> 
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<p><font face="Arial" size="2">Published: January 2008. <br>Produced in cooperation with Common Ground.<br>22 pages.<br>Authors: Neva Kaye, Cheryl Harris Sharman, Jill Rosenthal</font></p>
<p><font face="Arial" size="2">Download: <a href="http://www.nashp.org/Files/chronic_homelessness.pdf" target="_blank">Chronic Homelessness and High Users of Health Services</a></font></p></td></tr></tbody></table><br><br>






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