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August 18, 2014Alerts

Your input needed for transition plan on waiver services!

Alert from the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania – Your input needed for transition plan on waiver services!

Background information:

There are new federal regulations for Medicaid home and community-based waivers.  The new regulations have requirements for person-centered planning.  The new regulations also describe how settings must be integrated in the community.  The new regulations are for all home and community-based waivers.  Click here for more information.

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) has to submit to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a draft transition plan for making sure all waivers follow the new federal regulations.  DPW’s draft transition plan is now out public comment.


Ways to get involved:

Comment on the Department of Public Welfare’s (DPW) draft transition plan – Click here for the draft transition plan.  Click here for information on how to submit comments on the draft transition plan.  Click here for the public notice.  Comments are due by Tuesday, September 16.

Attend a DPW public forum on the draft transition plan – DPW is also holding public forums.  Click here for information. You must register to provide comments at a public forum or to attend.  Click here to register for a public forum.


Take the Disability Rights Network’s (DRN) survey about ending segregation:

By taking the DRN survey, you will learn about the new regulations.  You can tell us what is important to you.  You can also tell us about waiver settings that are not integrated.  Click here to take our survey.

Your participation is important.  Thank you!


If you have questions, contact:

Chava Kintisch, Esquire
Director of Civic and Government Affairs
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
(215) 238-8070, extension 210
Offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh

Email or call Chava Kintisch if you need a paper copy of the survey.