Community HealthChoices & LIFE Pittsburgh
Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s mandatory managed care program for dually eligible individuals (Medicare and Medicaid) and individuals with physical disabilities. CHC is the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services design for a program to better serve the needs of those residents who have been served via Medicare/Medicaid Fee-for-Service programs. Fee-for-Service goes away under Community HealthChoices.
If you are a Pennsylvania individual currently receiving Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) through one of the existing Medicaid Waivers (Aging Waiver, Attendant Care Waiver, Independence Waiver, OBRA Waiver and COMMCARE Waiver), OR an individual who is dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, it is important for you to know that the PA Department of Human Services will be terminating all of the current waivers and replacing them with one, comprehensive program they call Community HealthChoices (CHC). You WILL have to select an option under CHC.
The LIFE Program is an alternative choice for eligible individuals along with the three Managed Care Organizations (MCO’s) who are entering into this care delivery system. LIFE Pittsburgh has been providing these services to our community since 1999.
LIFE Pittsburgh has been serving Allegheny County residents for over 18 years and is proud to support individuals who wish to remain independent and living in their homes. Through an all-inclusive program, our coordinated plan of care includes medical, social, transportation and daily living support.
At LIFE Pittsburgh, you are known. Unlike large medical establishments where doctors carry a load of thousands of patients, at LIFE Pittsburgh, your doctor will see around 100 patients each year. Moreover, you have a team of the same nurses, doctors, social worker, physical therapists, dietitian and so on, looking out for you, day after day. Transportation is provided from your home to our Day Health Center and to your medical specialists. At the Day Health Center you can receive the care you need, participate in social activities, eat a delicious meal, and much more.
Participants at LIFE Pittsburgh are valued members of our community. Take a tour of one of our facilities, and see why so many people think of LIFE Pittsburgh as their home away from home.