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Community Health Worker Medicaid Reimbursement State Plan Amendment


By Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are a valuable component of preventive health care delivery who connect the most vulnerable community members with culturally appropriate education and support to improve health outcomes. In most states, there is no standard mechanism to pay for the important services CHWs provide. Many states are exploring how to fix that. This brief outlines processes and best practices from Indiana, a state that successfully secured Medicaid reimbursement for specific CHW services through a State Plan Amendment.

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