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The Community HealthChoices (CHC) Third Thursday webinar coming up on September 20, 2018 will include updates on CHC by Kevin Hancock, Deputy Secretary for Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL). The remainder of the webinar will focus on brain injury that includes a brain injury panel discussion facilitated by members of RCPA’s Brain Injury Committee, including: Dr. Drew Nagele, Jack Poplar, and Bridget Lowery.

Register using this link to participate in the webinar and support your colleagues. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Contact RCPA Rehabilitation Services Director Melissa Dehoff with questions.

Please join the Office of Long-term Living (OLTL) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) for an informational webinar on Community HealthChoices (CHC) on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 1:00 pm. The webinar will feature a presentation from OLTL’s Chief of Staff, Kevin Hancock. Kevin will provide an update on CHC, describe progress to date, and discuss next steps. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the presentation.

Background on CHC
The commonwealth is in the process of implementing CHC. CHC is a mandatory managed care program for eligible individuals, providing physical health services and long-term services and supports, such as attendant care services. CHC is being geographically phased in across the commonwealth beginning in January of 2018 in 14 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, followed in July 2018 by five counties in the southeastern portion of the commonwealth. The CHC implementation will be completed in January 2019, when the remaining counties are implemented. The move to CHC will assist DHS in continuing to provide quality services.  CHC managed care organizations will be required to coordinate covered services, Medicare, and behavioral health services for enrolled participants.

To register for the webinar, please follow this link. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing connection information. Please note, the connection information you receive will be unique to you and should not be shared with others.

Reminder: All CHC-related information can be found here. Comments can be submitted electronically. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Long-Term Living Bureau of Policy and Regulatory Management at 717-783-8412.

A listserv has been established for ongoing updates on the CHC program, titled OLTL-COMMUNITY-HEALTHCHOICES. If you would like to update or register your email address, please follow this link.

The next Community HealthChoices (CHC) Third Thursday webinar is coming up on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:30 pm. Office of Long-Term Living’s (OLTL) Deputy Secretary Jennifer Burnett will offer an update on CHC, followed by information about the Commonwealth’s waiver documents. In addition, Virginia Brown will discuss the waiver authority Pennsylvania is pursuing to implement CHC. To participate in the webinar, please register online.