Beginning October 1st, 2012, Medical Assistance consumers in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Warren, Forest, Clarion, Jefferson, Elk, McKean, Cameron, Clearfield, and Potter counties will receive their physical health care through HealthChoices. ACCESS Plus will end in these counties.
In August, PHLP is offering a series of trainings throughout these northwestern counties to help consumers and advocates prepare for the switch.
To learn more about the changes, read the June/July Combined edition of PHLP’s Health Law PA News and Senior Health News.
PHLP has also published a series of fact sheets about , advising consumers and advocates on how to choose a managed care plan, and on their appeal rights and options in HealthChoices.
- Tips for Choosing a Medicaid Managed Care Plan – New West Zone [Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, and Warren counties]
- Denied a Service By Your Managed Care Plan? Appeal!, a fact sheet on grievances, Fair Hearings, and external reviews for consumers in HealthChoices