BEST PRACTICES TO IMPROVE TAKE-UP RATES IN HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS Final Report Laura Summer and Jennifer Thompson Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Project Director: Elizabeth Hargrave, NORC at the University of Chicago Project Consultant: Jack Hoadley, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Project Contributor: Bhumika
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Case Studies of Electronic Health Records in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Andrew Kramer, MD, Rachael Bennett, MA, Ronald Fish, MBA, C.T. Lin, MD, Natasha Floersch, BA, Karin Conway, RN, MBA, Eric Coleman, MD, MPHUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences Center Jennie Harvell, MEdU.S. Department of
RISK AND REALITY: THE IMPLICATIONS OF PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS By Joanne P. Brady, Marc Posner, Cynthia Lang and Michael J. Rosati The Education Development Center, Inc. 1994.
Evaluation of the District of Columbia's Demonstration Program,Managed Care System for Special Needs Children: Final Report
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Evaluation of the District of Columbia's Demonstration Program, "Managed Care System for Disabled and Special Needs Children": Final Report
Assessment of the Policy Implications of Alternative Functional Definitions of Disability for Children: Final Report
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assessment of the Policy Implications of Alternative Functional Definitions of Disability for Children: Final Report Ruth E.K. Stein, M.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine March 1997 PDF Version (50 PDF pages)
Adoption USA. A Chartbook Based on the 2007 National Survey of Adoptive Parents. Children’s history, prior relationship with parents
In this section, the Chartbook reports on whether or not adopted children had ever lived with their birth family and where they lived immediately prior to living with their adoptive parents. It also includes information on children’s relationships to their parents prior to the adoption. (Prior relationships could include that they were already r
We noted above that, for facilitating application review, it is better to have formal agency commitments to cooperation, rather than just personal relationships between case workers and eligibility technicians, although such relationships can be helpful as well. Not only will formal commitments survive staffing changes, but agencies that have form
Establishing Eligibility for SSI for Chronically Homeless People. 3. Approaches to Increasing the Success of Supplemental Security Income Applications
Agencies that serve chronically homeless people might be able to cover many of their health-related costs if their clients were on Medicaid, so one would expect them to routinely help clients qualify for SSI. However, quite a few agencies serving homeless people, including major health care providers such as hospitals, do not mount active campaign
Establishing Eligibility for SSI for Chronically Homeless People. 2.1. Accessing Existing Information
SSA requires that the documentation to establish diagnosis, duration, and disability come from acceptable medical sources, which are usually charts or records made by doctors or letters from doctors detailing the contents of those charts and records. If such evidence is not readily available--and it usually is not to chronically homeless people ac
This Issue Paper describes innovative approaches to establishing SSI eligibility. [33 PDF pages]
Health, Housing, and Service Supports for Three Groups of People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness. 3.3. Some Supportive Housing Models Serve All Three Groups of People
In many communities, some PSH serves all three groups of chronically homeless people--whether or not people are eligible for or enrolled in Medicaid, and whether or not people have a SMI that makes them eligible to receive specialized mental health services. Before we describe the types of housing and services most often available to members of ea
Health, Housing, and Service Supports for Three Groups of People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness. 2.2. Likelihood of Being in Permanent Supportive Housing
In comparison to group membership in the overall population of chronically homeless people, group membership of tenants in PSH appears to be somewhat skewed toward those in Group 3, although the skew may not be very large in some jurisdictions.
Health, Housing, and Service Supports for Three Groups of People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness. 1.2. Supportive Service Components
Supportive services are required during all phases of the persons engagement with PSH. The types of services vary, and are described below. 1.2.1. From First Contact to Moving Into P ermanent Supportive Housing The supportive services that bring people into PSH have three elements that are conceptually distinct but often happen concurren
This Issue Paper describes three subgroups of the people experiencing chronic homelessness, and the services and housing configurations currently supporting them.
Medicaid Financing for Services in Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless People: Current Practices and Opportunities. Notes
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has published Medicaid: a Primer which explains key information about the Medicaid program. This publication, available at http://www.kff.org/medicaid/upload/7334-04.pdf provides clear explanations about Medicaid for readers who want more information about mandatory and optional benefits,
Medicaid Financing for Services in Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless People: Current Practices and Opportunities. 5.3. Challenges, Obstacles, and Limitations Related to Medicaid Coverage of Substance Abuse Treatment
5.3.1. Medicaid-Reimbursed Substance Abuse Services Cannot Be Delivered On-Site in Permanent Supportive Housing
Medicaid Financing for Services in Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless People: Current Practices and Opportunities. 5.1. Who is Eligible?
In most states persons with substance use disorders are not eligible for Medicaid enrollment unless they are part of a group with categorical eligibility for another reason. Among chronically homeless people this is most likely to be another disabling health conditions such as SMI, a physical disability or a disabling medical condition. When p
Medicaid Financing for Services in Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless People: Current Practices and Opportunities. 4.1. Integrated Models
The communities we visited for this project offered excellent examples of collaboration to deliver integrated primary care and behavioral health care services, both among separate organizations and across programs operated by the same organization. Mental health programs and FQHCs can be co-located programs that operate within the same building bu