Community HealthChoices (CHC) Advocates Alliance

Community HealthChoices (CHC) is a new mandatory Medicaid managed care program in Pennsylvania.  Please join CARIE’s CHC Advocates Alliance to advocate, educate and empower older adults and their caregivers through educational Resources, Community Engagement, and Advocacy.   CARIE’s CHC Advocates Alliance will provide advocates with a collaborative network to share resources to improve knowledge about CHC, listen to stakeholder concerns, and work together to improve CHC though systemic change.  Members of CARIE’s Advocates Alliance will receive the CHC Grapevine with updates, advocacy tips, and new resources from CARIE including fact sheets and webinar tutorials.

Need help or have questions?  Want to schedule a CHC presentation?  Call a CARIE advocate for free at 1-800-356-3606 or submit an online request through Get Help.

Registration now open for CHC Advocates Alliance Community Forum on Thursday, November 29 at Center in the Park from 10am-12pm. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early. Register here.

Resources
An Advocate’s Guide to Community HealthChoices – a comprehensive resource guide with advocacy tips and resource information.

Fact Sheets
Consumer CHC Fact Sheet – English
Nursing Home CHC Fact Sheet – English
Consumer CHC Fact Sheet – Spanish/Español
Consumer CHC Fact Sheet – Simplified Chinese/简体中文
Consumer CHC Fact Sheet – Korean/한국어

Fact sheets in Russian and Vietnamese coming soon.

Webinars and Videos

Coming Soon!

Other Resources
Pennsylvania’s Community HealthChoices website for consumers
Pennsylvania’s Community HealthChoices website for providers and professionals
Pennsylvania’s Independent Enrollment Broker (IEB) – CHC consumer information and enrollment

Community HealthChoices Three Plans:

  1. AmeriHealth Caritas – called Keystone First in Southeastern Pennsylvania – Call  1-855-235-5115, (TTY: 1-855-235-5112)
  2. PA Health & Wellness (known as Centene nationwide) – Call  1-844-626-6813,  (TTY: 1-844-349-8916)
  3. UPMC Community HealthChoices – Call 1-844-833-0523, (TTY: 1-866-407-8762)

LIFE managed care program – an alternative for some who are age 55 and over

Community Engagement
Sign-up here to be part of CARIE’s CHC Advocates Alliance and receive the CHC Grapevine newsletter.

Resources from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services
Sign-up here to get CHC updates from Pennsylvania’s Office of Long Term Living (OLTL).

Pennsylvania’s CHC Advisory Committee, the Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) subcommittee of the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee (MAAC) – The  MLTSS SubMAAC holds monthly meetings and the public can attend or participate by webinar.

Third Thursday Webinars – Pennsylvania’s Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) conducts webinars every month about CHC and answers questions from the public.

The Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) maintains a CHC mailbox at RA-PWCHC@pa.gov that stakeholders can use to ask questions or make comments about CHC.

Advocacy
CHC Ombudsman Issue Brief – an issue brief describing why Pennsylvania needs a CHC ombudsman.