On May 26, 2021, the Arizona Health Care Costs Containment System (AHCCCS) submitted a Medicaid waiver amendment to use Medicaid funds to pay for short-term housing, one-time move-in expenses, and eviction prevention expenses. The goal is to improve health outcomes and reduce overall health care costs for homeless Medicaid beneficiaries. In addition to covering some direct costs associated with obtaining and maintaining housing, the waiver amendment proposes new outreach and engagement strategies to fully identify, engage, assess, follow, and connect the target populations to permanent supportive housing (PSH) and proposes expanding individualized wraparound housing services to support . . .
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