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HealthChoices is the name of Pennsylvania's managed care programs for Medical Assistance recipients. 

Through physical health Managed Care Organizations, recipients receive quality medical care and timely access to all appropriate physical health services, whether the services are delivered on an inpatient or outpatient basis. The Department of Human Services's Office of Medical Assistance Programs oversees the Physical Health component of the HealthChoices Program. 

Through behavioral health Managed Care Organizations, recipients receive quality medical care and timely access to appropriate mental health and/or drug and alcohol services. This component is overseen by the Department of Human Services’ Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. 

If you’re 21 or older and have both Medicare and Medicaid, or receive long-term supports through Medicaid because you need help with everyday personal tasks, you’ll be covered by Community HealthChoices This component is overseen by the Department of Human Services' Office of Long-Term Living and the Department of Aging.