Innovative Medicaid financing models may become part of sustaining MLP services

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

To date, nearly 350 health organizations nationwide have implemented medical-legal partnerships (MLPs). Sustainably financing social determinants interventions in health care is hard, and MLPs across the country are doing pioneering work in this arena. The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership released a new fact sheet today that draws on national survey data from these organizations and their partnering legal organizations to describe programs’ average budgets as well as a variety of health, legal, and philanthropic funding streams that currently fund MLPs. It also discusses how MLPs are adapting to meet their funding challenges and highlights examples of programs implementing innovative Medicaid financing models to pay for MLP services. Click here to read the full fact sheet, “Financing Medical-Legal Partnerships: View from the Field”.