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Pennsylvania Health Law Project Newsletter

The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the June 2018 edition of its monthly newsletter. Included in this edition are articles about: Changes in Pennsylvania Medicaid’s medical transportation program governing non-emergency transportation. The renewal of the state’s hospital tax and an increase in that tax. Challenges surrounding the implementation of Community HealthChoices, the state’s new program of managed long-term services and supports, in southwestern Pennsylvania. Information about the launch of Community HealthChoices in southeastern Pennsylvania. A provision in a recent bill modifying the state’s human services code that calls for the Department of Human Services to develop a new, outcomes-based program for hospitals and Medicaid managed care plans that will be oriented toward preventing potentially avoidable medical events. Find these … Read More

Posted in long-term care, Pennsylvania Medicaid, Pennsylvania Medicaid policy, Pennsylvania Medical Assistance

PA Health Law Project Newsletter

The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published its May 2018 newsletter. Included in this month’s edition are stories about: The continued implementation of Community HealthChoices, the state’s new program of managed long-term services and supports for dually eligible Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries. The introduction of a new tool for determining whether Medicaid beneficiaries shall be deemed eligible for Medicaid long-term-care services. State legislation that, if adopted, would establish presumptive eligibility for older adults applying for in-home care. A new framework for participants in state Medicaid managed care programs to appeal denials of services. New processes to streamline the determination of eligibility for Medicaid of individuals recently released from prison. Pending legislation that would permit selected mental health facilities to deem … Read More

Posted in HealthChoices, long-term care, Pennsylvania Medicaid laws and regulations, Pennsylvania Medicaid policy

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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