This paper is intended to inform hospitals and health systems about these opportunities as they work with state Medicaid agencies, policymakers and health plans on ways to make financial support available for promising interventions. Medicaid financing can be an important source of support, though it is only one part of the puzzle. This paper identifies the types of health-related services – such as help with housing, food insecurity or transportation – that hospitals are offering, or may like to offer, that could potentially be financed through Medicaid, with examples of state Medicaid programs. A high-level description of the three legal and contracting authorities are described: 1) Medicaid state plan options; 2) waivers; and 3) managed care.
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