Waiver Application

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

Open for Public Comment through May 23, 2016

The Department of Human Services (Department) is making available for public review and comment the proposed Community HealthChoices (CHC) 1915(b) managed care waiver and the proposed CHC 1915(c) home and community-based waiver applications which, if approved, will govern operation of the CHC Program, Pennsylvania’s managed long-term services and supports initiative.

Public Input

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed CHC 1915(b) and the proposed CHC 1915(c) waiver amendment to the Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Living, Bureau of Policy and Regulatory Management, Attention: CHC Waiver, P.O. Box 8025, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8025. Comments can also be sent to RA-waiverstandard@pa.gov using the comment forms that OLTL has provided. The comment forms can be found below.

The public comment period ends May 23, 2016. Comments received within the 30-day comment period will be reviewed and considered for revisions to the applications.

CHC Waiver Public Input Webinars

The Office of Long-Term Living will offer two webinars in May for public input and discussion. The webinars will be held on May 12, 2016 2:00-3:30 pm and May 18, 2016 10:00-11:30 am.

CHC Waiver Changes webinar PowerPoint for May 12 and May 18, 2016 (click here

Register for CHC Waiver Changes webinar to be held on May 18, 2016 10:00 AM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3936879822062368004

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The proposed CHC 1915(b) managed care and 1915(c) home and community-based waiver applications can be viewed below:

1915(b) Waiver for Managed Care (click here)

1915(b) Waiver Comment Form (click here)


1915(c) Waiver documents are listed below along with the Comment Form:

CHC Waiver Executive Summary

Main Module

Appendix A: Waiver Administration and Operation

Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

Appendix C: Participant Services

- Service Definitions

Appendix D: Participant-Centered Planning and Service Delivery

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

Appendix F: Participant Rights

Appendix G: Participant Safeguards

Appendix H: Quality Improvement Strategy

- Performance Measures

CHC Waiver Comment Form (click here)

All documents are available in alternate format and in paper copy upon request by calling the Office of Long-Term Living Bureau of Policy and Regulatory Management at (717) 783-8412.