Consistent access to home-based services aimed at addressing lead exposure and improving asthma control is critical to ensuring that all children have the opportunity to live in safe and healthy housing, regardless of ZIP code. To increase understanding of the opportunities for healthcare financing for healthy homes services, National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) has released new case studies detailing this process in four states where Medicaid has been a partner in covering these critical public health services: California, Delaware, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
The case studies are based on interviews with key stakeholders in each state and findings from a 2014 nationwide survey conducted by NCHH to identify states where healthcare financing for lead follow-up or home-based asthma services was already in place or pending. Each case study outlines the current healthcare landscape, important funding mechanisms, key barriers, next steps, and lessons learned. This information will not only provide stakeholders in the examined states a summary of current and future opportunities within their state but will also better equip other states in seeking Medicaid coverage for these services.
To learn more about this project and read the first four case studies, click here.