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November 24, 2015Alerts

Your Comments on Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Are Due by December 11, 2015!

Alert from the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania –  


Pennsylvania is proposing Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). This is also known as Community HealthChoices. In this new system, managed care companies (health insurance companies) would manage Office of Long-Term Living home and community-based waiver services, physical health care, and nursing facility care. Click here for background information. More background information can be found by clicking here.

The Department of Human Services and the Department of Aging have just issued the following for public comment:

Draft Program Requirements
Draft Request for Proposal (RFP)

Click here for these draft documents.

Note that these are draft documents. The Commonwealth is seeking comments from the public on these draft documents. Actual bids (proposals) are not being sought at this time.

Your comments on these draft documents are due by Friday, December 11. Email your comments to (include “Community HealthChoices” in the subject line). Or, mail your comments to April Leonhard, Office of Long-Term Living, Bureau of Policy and Regulatory Management, P.O. Box 8025, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8025.



Information from the Department of Human Services and Department of Aging on November 16:

“Dear Colleagues:

Throughout the course of the last few months, we have heard from thousands of you about the commonwealth’s transition to Community HealthChoices (CHC), part of Governor Wolf’s plan to increase opportunities for older Pennsylvanians and individuals with physical disabilities to remain in their homes.

These conversations have had several recurring themes about what Pennsylvanians want out of managed long-term services and supports: Pennsylvanians want a choice in their care, to live in the community, and to have a voice in the process. We want to assure you – your voice is being heard.

Our staff has been hard at work drafting the Request for Proposal (RFP) to procure CHC and the program requirements that will be part of the agreement with the managed care organizations, and today we are happy to share that the draft RFP and program requirements are available for public comment.

We believe that the draft RFP and program requirements preserve individual choice and allows Pennsylvanians to live where they want – in the community. The public comment period is part of our commitment to openness and transparency, and gives a voice to those impacted by changes that will certainly improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

The draft RFP, program requirements, and a summary document are available at Please take time to review the documents and email your comments to (include “Community HealthChoices” in the subject line). In order to ensure your valuable input is received, please submit your comments by December 11, 2015.


Ted Dallas
Department of Human Services

Teresa Osborne
Department of Aging”


If you have questions or need more information:

Chava Kintisch, Esq.
Director of Civic and Government Affairs
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
215-238-8070, extension 210

Thank you,
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
Offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh