The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services will delay for six months the introduction of its Community HealthChoices program in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The program’s implementation in the five-county Philadelphia area, scheduled to begin on July 1, 2018, has been pushed back to January 1, 2019.
Preparations are currently under way to launch Community HealthChoices in 14 southwestern Pennsylvania counties on January 1, 2018.
Community HealthChoices is a new state program of managed long-term services and supports for Pennsylvanians over the age of 55 who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
Learn more about the program’s delay in southeastern Pennsylvania in this Philadelphia Inquirer article.