2021 Community Healthchoices Agreement

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania applies the ch. § 1915(c) waiver at the same time as a request for exemption under section 1915(b). CHC is the Long-Term Services and Supports Initiative (LTSS) managed by Pennsylvania. The 1915(b)/1915(c) waivers allow the Commonwealth to require Medicaid recipients to receive both LTSSs, including care facilities, palliative care, home and community services (HCBS), and physical health services through managed care organizations (CMAs). Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments on the proposed waiver amendment to the Ministry of Social Services, Office of Long-Term Living, Office of Policy Development and Communications Management, attention of the amendment to the SCC waiver, P.O. Box 8025, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8025. Comments may also be submitted to the Ministry under [email protected] Please use “CHC 2021 Waiver Amendment” as the subject line. Comments received prior to the close of business on August 24, 2020 will be considered and considered for amendments to the proposed amendments to the variance. Please use the CSC Waiver Comment Form at the bottom of this page.

The Ministry of Social Services` (DHS) Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) will file an amendment to the CHC exemption effective January 1, 2021. The Department proposes the following substantive and technical amendments to the waiver of CCS: As part of the application process, the Department requested written comments on the proposed exemption from CCS 1915(b) and the proposed exemption from CHC 1915(c). Comments received during the 30-day comment period were reviewed and considered for review of applications before they were submitted to the CMS. The Department published the comment and response documents for stakeholder review. The Commonwealth is seeking comments on this document from participants, advocacy groups, providers, managed care organizations, care coordinating bodies, legislators, family members and other interested members of the public. The comments received will be used to complete the program design and issue a REQUEST for Proposals (RFP) in November 2015. Did you not attend one of our public hearings? • DHS NewsroomLeave the latest news from the CSC department will coordinate your healthcare to improve the quality of your healthcare – serving more people in communities than in institutions and giving them the opportunity to work, spend more time with their families and enjoy a better overall quality of life. This concept document describes the functions of the CSC and is intended to gather feedback from stakeholders. The Department of Social Services (DHS) is committed to increasing opportunities for older Pennsylvanians and people with physical disabilities to stay at home. If you`re 21 years of age or older and have both Medicare and Medicaid, or if you`re receiving long-term support from Medicaid because you need help with your daily personal tasks, you`ll be covered by Community HealthChoices (CHC). • Information and Models on Complaints and Complaints The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) strives to make data-driven decisions in order to provide better service to Pennsylvanians. CHC has been phased in across the Commonwealth over a three-year period from 1 January 2018.

The initiative uses the same five geographic areas as the state`s HealthChoices program. Transition Letters from the MCO in Physical Health to the MCO in Community HealthChoice for the Southeast Region: The public announcement changing the CHC exemption was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on Saturday, July 25, 2020. The public announcement can be viewed here….

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