DHS submitted the Section 1115 demonstration application (Bridges to Success: Keystones of Health for Pennsylvania) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS has completed its preliminary review of our application and determined it to be complete. This marks an important step in ongoing efforts to make health care more accessible, improve quality of care and services, and design and evaluate new strategies to help Pennsylvanians live healthier lives. CMS has officially posted the application on Medicaid.gov for a 30-day federal comment period.

Following the federal public comment period, DHS will enter into a negotiation process with CMS. This process may result in revisions to services and populations. After negotiations, and should DHS receive approval, DHS will follow the regular budgetary process and collaborate with our stakeholders to determine how initiatives can be implemented. 

The full application, including information on feedback received through public comment, is available on the Keystones of Health webpage