Medicaid Now Covering Care on the Street

Medicaid is now paying providers for “street medicine”:  care provided to the homeless and delivered on the street as opposed to in traditional medical settings such as clinics, offices, and hospitals. For years, programs throughout the country have focused on enrolling the homeless in Medicaid and, whether they are insured by Medicaid or not, providing care to such individuals right on the street.  Traditionally, however, such care has almost always been rejected for payment by Medicaid. Beginning in October, however, Medicaid began reimbursing providers for such care. The homeless, providers have long maintained, are in dire need of care to [...]