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CalAIM Implementation of Recuperative Care Services: Lessons Learned

Year Developed: 2024

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)
Secondary Audience: Clinicians

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Health Care for the Homeless Council (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The purpose of this issue brief is to document what is working well with the implementation of the CalAIM recuperative care service to date, what remains a challenge, action steps California should consider moving forward, and advice for other states looking to add a statewide Medicaid benefit for recuperative care. This issue brief is based on interviews with leadership and staff at eight recuperative care programs, as well as several hospitals and MCPs from across the state (see appendix for list of participants). These interviews took place between June and August 2023, and their feedback is presented in the sections below.

Resource Topic: Finance, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Keywords: Medicaid, Persons Experiencing Homelessness, Reimbursement.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.