The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is hosting a webinar that will explain options for expanding Medicaid benefit packages in order to help place the most vulnerable homeless people in permanent supportive housing (PSH). Panelists will explain the options available to states for using Medicaid tailored to meet individuals’ specific needs and cover PSH services. The presenters will illustrate how to use Medicaid to cover integrated primary care, behavioral health services, and supportive housing services. Lessons learned from states and communities will also be described.
The webinar will take place, Wednesday, April 29 at 2:00pm ET.
Presenters will be:
- Karen Batia, Principal, Health Management Associates, and Chief Excellence and Innovations Officer, Aunt Martha’s, Chicago
- Peggy Bailey, Director of Health Systems Integration, Corporation for Supportive Housing
- Brenda Goldstein, Psychosocial Services Director, LifeLong Medical Care, Berkeley CA
- Christy Respress, Executive Director, Pathways to Housing DC, Washington, DC
- Carol Wilkins, Consultant, Abt Associates
Barbara Di Pietro, Senior Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, will moderate.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published A Primer On Using Medicaid For People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness And Tenants In Permanent Supportive Housing, http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2014/PSHprimer.pdf
Also available from HHS is Medicaid and Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Individuals: Emerging Practices From the Field, http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2014/EmergPrac.cfm