Community HealthChoices (CHC) is a new waiver program for individuals over 21 years old with a disability who previously received services through the Independence, CommCare, or Aging Waivers. These individuals select or are automatically enrolled in one of three managed care organizations that have contracts with the state. Services are obtained through service providers who have contracts with these managed care organizations. This program is in effect in 14 counties in Southwest Pennsylvania and 5 counties in Southeast Pennsylvania as of January 2019. The rest of the state will be covered in January 2020. Services include all the Home and Community-Based Services formerly provided by waivers, plus a few new ones, for older adults and adults with physical disabilities or traumatic brain injury. For more information about Community HealthChoices, visit http://www.healthchoices.pa.gov/info/about/community/.
This Toolkit was created by Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) in collaboration with Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP). Have you experienced a barrier in accessing Community HealthChoices? Pennsylvania Health Law Project can help! Visit www.phlp.org or call 1-800-274-3258.