April 21 Webinar: Coordinating Housing and Medicaid Services for People with BH Conditions

NYAPRS Note: Mathematica is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, April 21 from 11:45 AM1:30 PM EDT entitled “New Frontiers in Coordinating Housing and Medicaid Services for People with Behavioral Health Conditions.” Join Mathematica's

Center for Studying Disability Policy to learn more about what state and

federal partners are doing to coordinate and integrate health and

housing services for people with behavioral health

needs.

Please see below for more information and to register.

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New Frontiers in Coordinating Housing and Medicaid Services for People with Behavioral Health Conditions

A Policy Forum and Live Webinar Sponsored by the Center for Studying Disability Policy

An abundance of evidence links housing to better health—and lower health care costs—for people with serious mental illness or other behavioral health conditions. But finding and maintaining

housing can be a challenge for this population. Community-based services and supports, particularly those that provide coordination between housing and health services, are essential for helping people overcome this challenge. Yet these types of interventions—which

require cross-system coordination—have not been widely adopted at the state level. Major obstacles include weak or non-existent partnerships between state Medicaid and housing agencies and the lack of a Medicaid-reimbursable mechanism for care coordination. 

But recent policy changes are spurring innovation and systems change. The Affordable Care Act is creating opportunities for service integration, such as Medicaid health homes and accountable

care organizations, which focus on better care coordination and “whole-person” health. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have collaborated on several initiatives that encourage

states to adopt policies that will increase the availability of home- and community-based services as well as supportive housing. Payers, too, are moving away from fee-for-service structures toward bundled payment rates, global capitation, and pay-for-performance

models that emphasize quality—rather than quantity—of care. These shifts have prompted state and local Medicaid officials to look for ways to better coordinate housing and health services for high-need, high-cost beneficiaries.

Join Mathematica's Center for Studying Disability Policy at its next policy forum to learn more about what state and federal

partners are doing to coordinate and integrate health and housing services for people with behavioral health needs. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (ET) at Mathematica's Washington,

DC, office and by webinar

Speakers include Jonathan Brown, Carol Irvin, and Matthew Kehn from Mathematica and Jennifer Ho from HUD. They will discuss:

Why housing is an important part of efforts to treat high-need, high-cost Medicaid beneficiaries

Challenges and lessons from the Money Follows the Person Demonstration’s efforts to improve the availability of supportive housing for Medicaid beneficiaries moving out of institutions

Innovative state efforts to better coordinate health and housing services for people with behavioral health conditions

Efforts led by HUD to partner with other federal agencies, such as CMS and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to coordinate health and housing services


Please note: In-person check-in and lunch begin at 11:45 a.m.; the program begins at 12:00 p.m. All in-person guests must sign in and present a photo ID.

 

 

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