The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is developing an 1115 Medicaid program, Bridges to Success: Keystones of Health for Pennsylvania (Keystones of Health). DHS hopes to use this program to make health care more accessible, improve quality of care and services, and design and evaluate innovative strategies in health care to help people live healthier lives. The department’s goal and vision for the waiver is to address Pennsylvania’s Medicaid participants’ health-related social needs with interventions that are both lifesaving and cost saving. Visit the Keystones of Health web page for more details.
Keystones of Health will focus on four key areas:
- Reentry from correctional facilities;
- Housing supports;
- Food and nutrition supports; and
- Multi-year continuous eligibility for children up to age 6.
DHS is offering the public the opportunity to come to virtual forums to learn more about Keystones of Health and the proposed services. During the forums, the public will be able to ask questions and submit comments. If you are interested in joining the public forums, the information is below:
Public Forum 1
- Date: Monday, December 11, 2023
- Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
- Register for Session 1
- Join by phone: 312-626-6799; Webinar ID: 982 3951 9594
Public Forum 2
- Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
- Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- Register for Session 2
- Join by phone: 312-626-6799; Webinar ID: 980 3834 3590
Public Forum 3
- Date: Friday, December 14, 2023
- Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
- Register for Session 3
- Join by phone: 312-626-6799; Webinar ID: 951 7040 4572
Please register to participate virtually. When you register, there will be an option to add the Public Forum to your calendar. Registration is not necessary to join by phone. Closed captioning will be provided during each public forum.
DHS also invites you to submit written comments on the draft application from December 2, 2023, through January 2, 2024, through the Public Comment Form.