Health and housing are inextricably linked. In fact, according to Dr. Derek Robinson, chief medical officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, the average life expectancy of America’s […]

Homelessness is a complex social challenge. Of all the affected populations – veterans, families, or the cognitively impaired – youth homelessness is among the most far-reaching and expensive. “Family and […]

An estimated one in 40 American children, aged three to 17 years old, have a parent-reported diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and 83% also suffer from one or more […]

A truth in providing long-term services and support (LTSS) to patients is that people almost always want to be served in their home or in their community. Such a home […]

Patient records created by federally-assisted, substance use disorder (SUD) programs are governed by 42 CFR Part 2, or simply “Part 2.” On August 22, 2019, The Department of Health and […]

The American child welfare system placed approximately 442,995 children and youth in foster care in 2017—a 10.6 increase from 2013, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) […]

In 2018, the Trump Administration and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the MyHealthE Data initiative, a program designed to put patients in control of their own […]

Did you know that in-office medical care accounts for only 10-20% of health outcomes? It’s estimated that the other 80-90% rely on the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) or the […]

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded nearly $50 million in planning grants to help states fight against substance abuse disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), […]

Providing mental health services under the federal Medicaid program has a fragmented and confusing history. In an attempt to address this reality, CMS has just (September 20, 2019) released guidelines […]

The Rural Health Care (RHC) Program has seen an increase in provider demand and participation since its 1997 creation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Until the 2017 funding year, […]

On April 19, 2019 the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made available the new HMIS Data Standards that are intended to go into effect on October […]

Natural disasters impact tens of millions of people every year. In the United States alone, natural disasters including floods, earthquakes, droughts, and various types of storms took 355 human lives […]

The internet has forever changed the way we consume goods and services. Transactions that used to take days or weeks to complete are now accomplished in a manner of minutes. […]

With half the children in the U.S. living in or near poverty, policymakers and providers realize that early action is one of the best ways to control downstream adverse medical […]

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