TO: Office of Long-Term Living Service Coordination Entities, Home and Community-Based Waiver Providers, LIFE Providers, and Nursing Home Transition Coordination Agencies
RE: Home and Community-Based Services Loan Program
The purpose of this email is to inform providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS) of the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Loan Program. Loan amounts between $50,000 and $200,000 are available to qualified providers for projects that help the Commonwealth to meet its goal of expanding opportunities for LTSS in the community. Specifically, the focus of the HCBS Loan Program is to provide support for the Office of Long-Term Living’s (OLTL) network of LTSS providers, including service coordination entities, as they prepare to successfully transition to managed care and Community HealthChoices (CHC) with the goal of improving the quality of care for seniors and adults living with disabilities.
The HCBS Loan Program Guidelines and Application document provides background information as well as general descriptions of eligible projects, the application process, and the application in a fillable PDF format. It can be found at the following link: http://www.dhs.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/form/c_261042.pdf.
For questions regarding this program or to request the document in alternate format, please contact Marion Boggs, OLTL Bureau of Quality & Provider Management, at (717) 772-2570, or by email at [log in to unmask].
A listserv has been established for ongoing updates on the CHC program. It is titled OLTL-COMMUNITY-HEALTHCHOICES, please visit the ListServ Archives page at http://listserv.dpw.state.pa.us to update or register your email address.
Please share this email with other members of your organization as appropriate. Also, it is imperative that you notify the Office of Long-Term Living for changes that would affect your provider file, such as addresses and telephone numbers. Mail to/pay to addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers may be updated electronically through ePEAP, which can be accessed through the PROMISe™ provider portal. For any other provider file changes please notify the Bureau of Quality and Provider Management Enrollment and Certification Section at 1-800-932-0939 Option #1.
To ensure you receive email communications distributed from the Office of Long-Term Living, please visit the ListServ Archives page at http://listserv.dpw.state.pa.us to update or register your email address.
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