Through an Innovation Lab grant from the HealthSpark Foundation, the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) collaborated with the Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) to create and disseminate a toolkit of materials that will help Pennsylvanians better understand Community HealthChoices (CHC). The toolkit, includes:
- CHC Infographic (English and Spanish)
- Person-Centered Service Planning
- How to Appeal a Denial in Community HealthChoices
- Where to Call for Help with Problems Consumers Experience in CHC – Southeast PA and Southwest PA
- Funding Your Assistive Technology: A Guide to Funding Resources in Pennsylvania (English and Spanish)
What is Community HealthChoices (CHC)?
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.
Services provided through CHC 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.
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.