The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is hosting a post-award forum regarding the federal Section 1115 Demonstration, which includes Medicaid coverage for out-of-state former foster care youth and substance use disorder (SUD) services. It will take place at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm on Friday, March 8, 2024, via WebEx. The forum aims to gather public feedback on the progress of these initiatives, both of which were approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Former Foster Care Youth (FFCY) component allows Medicaid coverage for individuals under 26 who were in foster care in another state upon turning 18. The SUD component provides funding for essential SUD services, including residential care.
Register for the forum here. Written comments are also acceptable until the same date. For inquiries, contact Shivani Patel. Further details and the announcement can be found here. Please contact RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp for any further questions.