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February 29, 2016Alerts

DHS Office of Long-Term Living Seeks Public Comment on OBRA Waiver Renewal; Comments Due by March 28, 2016

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See below for an announcement from the Department of Human Services:

Renewal of the OBRA Waiver

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) will be submitting a renewal of the OBRA waiver, which expires on June 30, 2016.  To view a side-by-side comparison of the current and revised language, and to access the renewal in its entirety (including the OBRA-specific HCBS Allowable Settings Transition Plan and the Community HealthChoices Transition Plan, which are contained in the Main Module) please use the following link:

http://www.dhs.pa.gov/learnaboutdhs/dhsorganization/officeoflongtermliving/oltlwaiverinfo/index.htm#.Vs38ha32bSe

All documents are available in alternate format and in paper copy upon request by calling the Office of Long-Term Living Bureau of Policy and Regulatory Management at (717) 783-8412.

Public Input

The February 27, 2016, Volume 46, Number 9 issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin contains the public notice announcing the OBRA waiver renewal.

OLTL is seeking public comment on the OBRA Waiver renewal.

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the OBRA Waiver renewal to –

Department of Human Services
Office of Long-Term Living, Bureau of Policy and Regulatory Management
Attention: OBRA Renewal
P.O. Box 8025
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8025

Comments can also be sent to RA-waiverstandard@pa.gov using the comment forms that OLTL has provided.  Please use OBRA Renewal as the subject line.  The comment forms can be found at the link below:

http://www.dhs.pa.gov/learnaboutdhs/dhsorganization/officeoflongtermliving/oltlwaiverinfo/index.htm#.Vs38ha32bSe

The public comment period ends on March 28, 2016.  Comments received within the 30-day comment period will be reviewed and considered for revisions to the renewal.

The Office of Long-Term Living will offer two webinars in March for public input and discussion.  The webinars will be held on March 9, 2016 from 1:00-2:00pm and March 23, 2016 from 10:00-11:00am.  Please see the information below for further details on the scheduled webinars.

Title:  OBRA Renewal
Date:  Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Time:  1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr

Join WebEx meeting

Meeting number:  644 892 538
Meeting password:  OBRA##1

Join by phone
1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)
1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 644 892 538
Toll-free calling restrictions

Title:  OBRA Renewal
Date:  Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Time: 10:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr

Join WebEx meeting

Meeting number:  640 051 990
Meeting password:  OBRA##2

Join by phone
1-877-668-4493
 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)
1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 640 051 990
Toll-free calling restrictions

A listserv has been established for ongoing updates on the CHC program.  It is titled OLTL-COMMUNITY-HEALTHCHOICES.  Please visit the ListServ Archives page at http://listserv.dpw.state.pa.us to update or register your email address.

Thank you,

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia
1-800-692-7443
www.disabilityrightspa.org