IAQ1301:              Transcending the Demonstration Project:  Emerging Trends in Medicaid Reimbursement for Healthy Homes Services

Speaker:              Amanda Reddy, MS

We've all read the peer-reviewed evidence and heard countless compelling success stories from healthy homes demonstration projects across the country. So why aren't these services available in more communities?  Why can't doctors write prescriptions for healthy housing for patients with housing-related illnesses?   Many states are exploring Medicaid reimbursement as a strategy for bringing healthy homes interventions to scale and integrating home-based interventions into a patient's usual care. Using asthma as a case study, this session will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with seeking Medicaid reimbursement for home-based interventions.