Exploring care improvements in Medicaid cases through supportive housing and online personal networks

Under this grant, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) will engage state and federal Medicaid policy-makers and their managed care partners in examining: (1) how to use supportive housing to improve the experience of and outcomes of care for Medicaid beneficiaries with complex needs; (2) the policy levers for doing so; and (3) how to apply Tyze, an online tool for creating virtual care-giving networks that then translate into real-world actions, to the developmentally disabled population that Medicaid serves. Specific activities with regard to supportive housing will include: (1) developing a briefing paper on the business case supporting Medicaid reimbursement of supportive housing and the policy changes needed to do so; and (2) convening a stakeholder meeting to develop an action plan for piloting the adoption of supportive housing as an intervention paid for by Medicaid. Specific activities with regard to Tyze will include: (1) facilitating a conference call with and an in-person meeting of interested states and plans to learn more about the Tyze model; and (2) developing a briefing paper for states and plans to describe how they might use Tyze. For both topics, CHCS will consider webinars for broader dissemination and will provide follow-up technical assistance on implementation.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $120,336.00

Awarded on: 6/29/2011

Time frame: 7/15/2011 - 9/30/2013

Grant Number: 69164


Center for Health Care Strategies Supporting Organization Inc.

200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119
Hamilton, 08619-2320


Stephen A. Somers
Project Director