CARIE COVID-19 Pennsylvania Senate Testimony

May 12, 2020


COVID-19 Advocacy

May 4, 2020

CARIE along with Community Legal Services drafted two letters, supported by numerous advocacy groups, that were sent to Governor Wolf and other Pennsylvania state officials.  The purpose of the letters is to advocate on behalf of residents of long term care facilities during the COVID-19 crisis.  The first letter requesting a Moratorium on Involuntary Nursing Home Discharges was sent to officials at the Department of Health and others.  The second letter sent to Governor Wolf and others is requesting a… READ MORE

MLTSS Consumer Fact Sheet

May 27, 2016

CARIE created a flyer to help educate older Pennsylvanians learn about some of the proposed changes to the long term services and supports system and how they can participate in the planning process.  Please help us educate consumers and their caregivers by distributing this flyer.


PA Community HealthChoices Proposal

April 6, 2016

Pennsylvania continues to move forward with its MLTSS proposal, now called Community HealthChoices.  (See headlines below for additional information.) On October 7, CARIE sponsored a follow-up webinar, PA’s Community HealthChoices Proposal: What Advocates Need to Know, with Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney for Justice in Aging, who reviewed the Community HealthChoices Program Concept Paper that briefly describes Governor Wolf’s proposed design for PA’s new Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) system. Here is a copy of the presentation READ MORE

PA MLTSS Comments

December 11, 2015

Scroll down for more information about PA’s proposed MLTSS program, Community HealthChoices (CHC). On January 8, CARIE submitted comments regarding the Community HealthChoices (CHC) Draft Agreement Sections.  In December, CARIE submitted comments regarding the CHC program draft Request for Proposal (RFP) and program requirements.… READ MORE

PA Budget Advocacy

June 25, 2015

On June 25, 2015, CARIE sent these Budget Recommendations to key members of the Pennsylvania legislature as part of an advocacy effort to help ensure the needs of older Pennsylvanians are addressed in the final budget for this FY.… READ MORE

PA MLTSS Proposal

June 15, 2015

Governor Wolf proposed a major change in the delivery of long term care in Pennsylvania. In short, he is proposing to eliminate most of the current Waiver system, including Aging Waivers, and replace it with a Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) system.  PA’s discussion document and other information is available on DHS’ website. The proposed plan is on a fast track so it’s vital that advocates provide input to DHS about the proposal and timetable for implementation.… READ MORE

Community Health Needs Assessments

May 31, 2015

Emmanuel Austin, a CARIE student intern from Drexel University’s School of Public Health, completed an analysis of Philadelphia hospitals’ Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and implementation plans as part of his internship experience at CARIE.… READ MORE

Aging Waiver Amendments

February 2, 2015

CARIE submitted comments about proposed amendments to the Aging Waiver to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Long Term Living (OLTL).  OLTL is submitting amendments to the Aging, Attendant Care, and OBRA waivers.  Click here for more information including a side-by-side comparison of the current and proposed revised language.… READ MORE

PA Proposed Transition Plan for HCBS

September 16, 2014

CARIE submitted comments on Pennsylvania’s proposed transition plan for Home and Community-Based Settings (HCBS) on September 16.  The draft transition plan outlines the steps the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) proposes to take to comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community-Based Services Final Rule.  More information may be found on DPW’s website.… READ MORE