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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-1325



Availability of Amendment to the Office of Long-Term Living's Home and Community-Based Community HealthChoices Waiver

[51 Pa.B. 5319]
[Saturday, August 21, 2021]

 The Department of Human Services (Department) is making available for public review and comment the Office of Long-Term Living's proposed amendment to the Community HealthChoices (CHC) waiver. The proposed amendment will be effective January 1, 2022.


 Whenever substantive changes are made to an approved waiver, the Department must submit an amendment to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for approval. The Department proposes to amend the CHC waiver effective January 1, 2022, by revising service definitions, service limitations and/or provider qualifications for the following CHC waiver services:

 • Adult Daily Living.

 • Participant-Directed Community Supports.

 • Personal Assistance Services.

 • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS).

 • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies.

 • Vehicle Modifications.

 The Department also proposes to transition oversight of Financial Management Services to an administrative function of the CHC managed care organizations and revise waiver performance measures.

 The proposed CHC waiver amendment and a summary of all revisions are available for review at or by contacting the Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Living at (717) 857-3280.

Fiscal Impact

 There is no fiscal impact associated with this notice.

Public Comment

 Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed waiver amendment to the Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Living, Bureau of Policy Development and Communications Management, Attention: CHC 2022 Waiver Amendment, P.O. Box 8025, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8025. Comments may also be submitted to the Department at Use ''CHC 2022 Waiver Amendment'' as the subject line. Comments received within 30 days of publication of this notice will be reviewed and considered for revisions to the proposed waiver amendment.

 Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania Hamilton Relay Service by dialing 711 or by using one of the toll-free numbers: (800) 654-5984 (TDD users); (800) 654-5988 (voice users); (844) 308-9292 (Speech-to-Speech); or (844) 308-9291 (Spanish).

Acting Secretary

Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1457. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-1325. Filed for public inspection August 20, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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