The Department of Human Services (DHS) (formerly the Department of Public Welfare), along with the PA Department of Aging, are in the process of initiating managed care for long-term services and supports, which means nursing home care.
This initiative will impact senior citizens and the disabilities community directly. It will also possibly impact in-home programs and Area Agency on Aging departments across the state.
The purpose of this webpage is to provide you with information about this important evolving process. The State plan is to implement managed care in Southwestern Pennsylvania by January 1, 2017. It will be rolled out to the rest of the State the following two years.
The deadline to make public comments is July 15th. We encourage you to express your opinion to the State about this. Please email your comments or mail them to:
Department of Human Services
Office of Long Term Living
Bureau of Policy and Regulatory Management
P.O. Box 8025
Harrisburg, PA, 17105-8025.