External funding sources can help service providers, such as independent living centers or fitness centers, offer the Living Well or Working Well programs despite budget constraints. There are two primary funding mechanisms. First, Living Well fits the funding priorities of many local and regional foundations. Foundations may be willing to fund development of health promotion services in your local geographic area. Second, when the Living Well program is provided by credentialed providers (such as licensed counselors) it may be considered a reimbursable service by third-party payers including Medicaid, Medicare, and Vocational Rehabilitation. We can provide technical assistance on accessing these funding mechanisms.
If workshop leaders are credentialed, many Living Well activities may be reimbursable. For example, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker can facilitate Living Well sessions and bill them as a Health and Behavior Intervention. In Montana, centers for independent living have been reimbursed under the Home and Community-Based Services Medicaid Waiver.