The July 25, 2020 issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin contained the public notice, Availability of Amendment to the Office of Long-Term Living’s Home and Community-Based Community Health Choices Waiver, which announces the amendments to the Community HealthChoices (CHC) waiver.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) will be submitting amendments for the CHC 1915(c) Home and Community-Based waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in October 2020. OLTL has made available a side-by-side comparison of the current and revised language, as well as copies of the amendments in their entirety on the 2021 Community HealthChoices Waiver Amendment page of the OLTL Waiver Amendment, Renewals, and Accompanying Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Transition Plans website.
OLTL is requesting public comment on the proposed CHC Waiver Amendments. Written comments should be sent to: Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Living, Bureau of Policy Development and Communications Management, Attention: CHC 2021 Waiver Amendment, PO Box 8025, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8025. Comments can also be sent via email, using the comment form OLTL has provided. Please use “CHC 2021 Waiver Amendment” as the subject line. A Word version of the comment form can be downloaded via the link found at the bottom of the 2021 Community HealthChoices (CHC) Waiver Amendment page of the OLTL Waiver Amendment, Renewals, and Accompanying HCBS Transition Plans website. The public comment period ends on August 24, 2020. Comments must be submitted by this date to be reviewed and considered for revisions to the proposed waiver amendments.