Physical Disabilities & Aging

The Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) has announced an upcoming transportation summit planned for December 11, 2023, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

The purpose of this meeting is to have a full and robust discussion about transportation issues and needs. There will be staff from various programs on the call, including the Managed Care Organizations (MCO) and transportation brokers, Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP), and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). They will be discussing their programs and will be available to answer any questions.

Attendees are encouraged to send questions in advance of the meeting and should be sent to Cortney Alvord via email. Attendees can also ask questions during the webinar by either raising their hand, at which point they will be unmuted, or by asking their question in the chat box.

This meeting is open to the public, transportation providers, and anyone interested in transportation issues in the Community HealthChoices (CHC) Program.

To participate in the meeting, the call information is provided below:

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AmeriHealth Caritas/Keystone First has released a newly-approved timesheet that is to be used for exceptions when electronic visit verification (EVV) cannot be used. This new form must be used effective Friday, December 1, 2023. While the use of this timesheet meets AHC/KF expectations for payments, it does not meet the requirements of the plan’s value-based purchasing (VBP) programs. RCPA aims to meet with the health plan to address a number of questions that are being raised by providers.

If you have any questions, contact Fady Sahhar.

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting a study to help them improve your experience with Medicare program and billing resources. Share your thoughts with them by taking this survey today. Responses are confidential, and the survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.

CMS thanks you for your time and valuable feedback.

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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce an initiative to promote physical activity to help everyone lead healthier lives.

Based on the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, comes a promotional campaign called Move Your Way.

To learn more join our informational lunch and learn to get an overview of the Move Your Way campaign and help the listener understand the importance of physical activity, the recommended amounts and how it all adds up to better health.

Please join us to learn about Move Your Way!

This lunch and learn will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Visit here to register for the lunch and learn.

Visit here to learn more about Move Your Way.

Visit here to view Val Arkoosh’s message on this new program.

We all know that hiring and retaining workforce is challenging and that more is being expected of our employees across the spectrum of health and social care providers.

The Complex Care Certificate is a comprehensive introduction to the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to provide complex care, including client engagement, care planning, trauma-informed care, and team-based practice. The Complex Care Certificate consists of nine self-paced, online courses that teach frontline health and social care staff how to build relationships to best support people with complex health and social needs. This new certificate is a first of its kind and provides comprehensive, high-quality education on a range of topics related to working with clients with complex health and social needs. The Camden Coalition has designed the program to be taken by teams and include a host of team activities. 13 CEUs are available upon completion.


  • Complex care teams in heatlh care, social services, or other settings;
  • Frontline staff who are new to this work or are looking for a fresh perspective;
  • Anyone who works with people with complex health and social needs; and
  • Students who want to go into complex care or learn more about it.

Use the links below for more information:

The meeting documents from the November 1, 2023, Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Subcommittee meeting are now available. The documents include the transcript and PowerPoint presentations. You can view the full list below:

The next MLTSS Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for December 6, 2023, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in the PA Department of Education’s Honors Suite at 333 Market St. in Harrisburg, PA. The option to participate via webinar is also an option. To participate in the meeting via webinar, please visit the webinar registration link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is finalizing policies to support primary care, advance health equity, assist family caregivers, and expand access to behavioral and certain oral health care. These policies are included in the calendar year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule. The regulations will be effective January 1, 2024.