News Flash Home
The original item was published from 4/12/2022 2:11:00 PM to 9/1/2022 12:00:02 AM.

News Flash


Posted on: April 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Medical Assistance: Changes to Physical HealthChoices Managed Care Plans


Upcoming Changes to HealthChoices

  • First - Medical Assistance (MA) and Medicaid are the same health insurance
  • Upcoming changes only apply to the Medical Assistance Physical HealthChoices program (not Community HealthChoices) not your Behavioral Health Managed care plan).
  • This change DOES NOT affect you if you have Medicare and Medical Assistance!

Changes DO NOT Affect You if You Have Medicare and Medical Assistance

If you have Medicare and Medical Assistance, your Medical Assistance is with a Community HealthChoices plan.

How Will I Know if I am Affected by this Change?

Letters will be sent to all Medicaid recipients enrolled in Physical HealthChoices between May 30 June 10.

Different letters for those enrolled in a plan that will no longer be available effective August 1:

  • One letter for people who MUST choose a new health plan.
  • Different letter for people who don’t have to change their current plan but can if they want to.
  • Letters get mailed from Maximus, the state’s Enrollment Services contractor, as best as we can tell. Letters ARE NOT coming from the CAOs. 
  • However, VERY important that CAOs have your current address

Download the Medical Assistance: Changes to Physical HealthChoices Managed Care Plans presentation for more information!

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in BH/DS

PTSD sign image

PA PTSD Project Trainings

Posted on: March 17, 2023
Achieving True Self logo

Autism Awareness Month in April

Posted on: March 6, 2023
Rachels Challenge social media post-2.2

Rachel's Challenge

Posted on: March 2, 2023
PTSD Project logo


Posted on: December 20, 2022
PA Care Logo

Lakeside Global Trauma Training for 2023

Posted on: December 6, 2022
ACP logo

Affordable Connectivity Program

Posted on: November 30, 2022
Seeking Board Members image

Seeking BHDS Advisory Board Members

Posted on: December 1, 2022
telehealth image

OMHSAS Telehealth Questions & Answers

Posted on: October 25, 2022

ENGAGE Program Brochure & Referral Form

Posted on: October 7, 2022
coach approach logo

The Coach Approach to Adaptive Leadership

Posted on: September 20, 2022
PA Dev Dis Council Logo

Request for Council Member Applications

Posted on: September 19, 2022
Reality Tour

Reality Tour

Posted on: July 15, 2022
Impact logo

"The Impact" - July 1, 2022

Posted on: July 5, 2022
PA Health Law Project logo

Tips for Choosing a Health Plan

Posted on: May 5, 2022
three generalized people holding hands

Support Groups Updates (for Adults)

Posted on: July 22, 2021