HealthChoices 2022 Transition

During this week’s Medical Assistance Advisory Committee meetings, the PA Department of Human Services announced its goal of fully transitioning to the new HealthChoices contracts and managed care organization (MCO) assignments on July 1, 2022. The DHS Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP) is developing a Communications Workgroup to assist in development of communications to consumers and providers about the transition. The workgroup will be compiled of representatives of MCOs, Maximus, consumers and providers. DHS said that those MCOs transitioning have committed to ensuring a smooth transition. OMAP is also developing a timeline graphic with key milestones, which will be coming out soon. Materials to support the transition will be on the Maximus website in mid-April. Mailings to consumers will be released late April, with a deadline of mid- to late-May to make their MCO selection. DHS anticipates 450,000 consumers will have a new MCO selection or assignment.