Waiver Application

Community HealthChoices 1915(b) Managed Care and 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Waivers


The Department of Human Services submitted the Community HealthChoices (CHC) 1915(b) managed care waiver and the CHC 1915(c) home and community-based services waiver applications to CMS on April 28, 2017. These applications have been approved by CMS, and will become effective January 1, 2018.  The waivers will govern operation of the CHC Program, Pennsylvania’s managed long-term services and supports initiative.

1915(b) Waiver Document (click here)

1915(c) Waiver Document (click here)

Public Input

As part of the application process, the Department solicited written comments regarding the proposed CHC 1915(b) and the proposed CHC 1915(c) waiver amendment. Comments received during the 30-day comment period were reviewed and considered for revisions to the applications prior to submitting to CMS. The Department has posted the comment and response documents for stakeholder review.

1915(b) Waiver Comment/Response Document (click here)

1915(c) Waiver Comment/Response Document (click here)