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Medicaid Contracting for Healthy Homes Services: Considerations for Managed Care Organizations


By Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

The purpose of this issue brief is to provide guidance and examples to Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) about contracting for healthy housing services.

Key Takeaways
• The home environment represents a significant social determinant of health. Common issues include lead exposure, asthma triggers, in-home injuries and falls, energy inefficiency, and poor weatherization.
• Healthy housing programs address the health, safety, and energy efficiency of the home environment through any combination of case management, in-home education, home assessment, and repairs.
• Healthy housing is a major factor in advancing health equity.
• Research evidence demonstrates the importance of healthy housing to improved health outcomes, reduced medical utilization, and positive return on investment.
• GHHI has supported several MCOs across the country with contracting for healthy housing services.

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