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Pennsylvania Health Law Project Releases Monthly Newsletter

The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the January 2016 edition of Health Law News, its monthly newsletter. Included in this edition are an update on the state’s proposed Community HealthChoices program, which would require dual-eligible Pennsylvanians to receive long-term services and supports through new managed care organizations; a summary of the Pennsylvania Health Law Project’s formal comments about that proposed program; and information about the state’s Medical Assistance Transportation Program and its proposed transition plan for home and community-based services. Find the latest edition of Health Law News here.

Posted in HealthChoices PA, long-term care, Pennsylvania Medicaid policy

Pennsylvania Health Law Project Releases Monthly Newsletter

The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the July edition of Health Law News, its monthly newsletter. Included in this edition are articles about the continued expansion of Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program; the next steps in Pennsylvania’s managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) initiative; the state’s selection of its benchmark essential health benefits insurance plan for 2017; and about how the state will phase out its current AIDS waiver while continuing to serve those covered by the waiver. Find the latest edition of Health Law News here.

Posted in Affordable Care Act, long-term care, Pennsylvania Medicaid policy

PA Examining Long-Term-Care Issues

With a fast-growing elderly population, Pennsylvania currently has two advisory committees looking at how to help that population tend to its medical and social needs as it ages. The state legislature’s bipartisan Joint State Government Commission is working with an advisory group to the state House and is expected to complete its work and issue a report this summer. Meanwhile, Governor Corbett’s recently created Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission held its first meeting this month and is expected to work through the end of the year. For a closer look at the issues these two groups are addressing and how they are going about their work, see this article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Posted in long-term care, Pennsylvania Medicaid policy
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