States have a long history of using home visiting to promote the health and well-being of women, children. and their families, and to target interventions for some of the most vulnerable populations. States typically support home visiting programs through an array of public and private funds, including Medicaid. During this webinar, NASHP staff reviewed the opportunities and challenges of using Medicaid to support home visiting, and state officials from Kentucky and Michigan explored how their respective states have approached Medicaid coverage of their home visiting services.
- Vanessa Brewer, Health Policy Specialist II, HANDS Program, Kentucky Department for Public Health
- Suzette Burkitt-Wesolek, Acting Program Coordinator, Maternal Infant Health Program, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- Marie LaPres, Manager, Practitioner Services Section, Program Policy Division, Medical Services Administration, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- Kay Johnson, President, Johnson Group Consulting Inc.
Additional Home Visiting Resources:
- Medicaid Financing of Home Visiting Services for Women, Children, and Their Families (2017 brief)
- Medicaid Financing of Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs: Options, Opportunities, and Challenges (2012 brief)
- Using Medicaid to Finance Home Visiting Services: A Checklist for State Decision Makers
- Joining Kentucky HANDS for a Comprehensive System of Care
- Cost Savings to Medicaid from the Maternal Infant Health Program due to Reduction in Preterm Birth Rate