Autism Spectrum Disorder does not affect all individuals identically. Some may be able to live independently, while others may need significant support. It is because of “high-functioning” autism and comorbidities that some adults go undiagnosed.
Community HealthChoices (CHC) is a mandatory managed care program overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. It was developed on the behalf of the hundreds of thousands of dually eligible (Medicare + Medicaid) and/or physically disabled adults living in Pennsylvania, with two goals:
All benefits offered through the Medicaid Adult Benefit Package are available through CHC.
The Community HealthChoices program is open to adults 21 and older, who fall into one of the following five categories:
An individual is determined ineligible for Community HealthChoices if they fall into one of the following four categories:
Individuals can enroll in CHC online (www.compass.state.pa.gov), by mail (download at www.healthchoices.pa.gov), by phone (1-866-5550-4355), or in-person at the Erie County Assistance Office (1316 Holland St.)
Erie County Care Management coordinates services for CHC waiver participants through our conflict-free care management system.