SUCCESS! Inpatient Days Down 40% in MRT Supportive Housing!

The information & documents below comes to us from the MRT.  It can only serve to convince our government partners what we have known all along – that housing is one of the most important factors to stability and decreased use of high cost venues. – Toni

Letter from NYS Medicaid Director

Utilization Report

Cost Report


Dear MRT Listserv Subscriber:

We are pleased to announce the SUNY Research Foundation’s first evaluation reports of the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Supportive Housing initiative.

The Medicaid Redesign Team created numerous supportive housing programs to provide vulnerable high-cost Medicaid members with rental subsidies, new capital construction and pilot projects to test new models of care. Since 2012, over 11,000 high acuity Medicaid members have been served. Early findings demonstrate that investments in social determinants, such as housing, can have a profound impact on health care costs and utilization, including:

  • 40% reduction in inpatient days
  • 26% reduction in emergency department visits
  • 15% reduction in overall Medicaid health expenditures

For more information, please e-mail MRTSupportiveHousing@health.ny.gov or visit www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/supportive_housing_initiatives

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