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National Alliance to End Homelessness

Other | April 29, 2009

The resources below provide additional information about health care and Medicaid for homeless populations.

New Targeted Case Management Rule and Homelessness
Many health care agencies assisting those experiencing homelessness are able to receive Medicaid reimbursement for by providing targeted case management services. The Alliance outlines three main reason for the Administration not to limit case management activities.

Medicaid Coverage for Rehabilitation Services
In October 2007, the Alliance provided comments to the Department of Health and Human Services explaining the need for states to continue to have the option to allow Medicaid reimbursement to health providers for rehabilitation services.

Medicaid Proof of Citizenship Requirement
In August 2006, the Alliance provided comments to the Department of Health and Human Services explaining the difficulty those experiencing homelessness could have meeting this requirement, the role Medicaid plays in ending homelessness, and suggestions for ensuring that homeless families and individuals do not lose Medicaid coverage while proving citizenship.

Protecting Health Care for the Homeless Programs
In May 2008, the Alliance provided comments to the Department of Health and Human Services explaining the importance of protecting health care for the homeless clinics and consolidated community health centers across the country. These clinics and centers provide an important safety net for people without health insurance or with insufficient access to health care services.