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
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
This concept paper
describes the features of CHC and is intended to gather feedback from stakeholders.
The commonwealth invites feedback on this document from participants, advocacy organizations, providers, managed care organizations, care coordination agencies, legislators, family members, and other interested members of the public. Feedback received will be used to finalize the program design and issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) in November 2015. Were you unable to make it to one of our public hearings?