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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-1707



Draft Independent Enrollment Assistance Program

[27 Pa.B. 5543]

   This is to announce the Department of Public Welfare's intent to solicit public comments on a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Independent Enrollment Assistance Program contractor for the HealthChoices Southwest and Lehigh/Capital Zones. The Commonwealth will be expanding the HealthChoices capitated, mandatory managed care program in the Southwest and Lehigh/Capital Zones. As part of this effort, the Commonwealth is seeking contractor assistance in enrolling Medical Assistance consumers with the managed care plan of their choice. Before releasing a final RFP, the Department is seeking input from all interested or affected parties. To receive a copy of the Draft Independent Enrollment Assistance Program RFP, please call Lisa Roscoe at (717) 772-6277 or FAX your request to (717) 772-6328.

   Public meetings on the Draft Independent Enrollment Assistance Program RFP will be held:

   Time:  Tuesday, November 18, 1997, 9:30 a.m. Location: Pennsylvania Game Commission, Auditorium, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797

   Time:  Thursday, November 20, 1997, 10 a.m. Location: Allentown State Hospital, Admissions Auditorium, 1600 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, PA 18103-2498

   Time:  Tuesday, November 25, 1997, 9 a.m. Location: Allegheny County Courthouse, The Gold Room (4th Floor), 542 Forbes and Grant Streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15129-2904

   Individuals or groups interested in providing comments at the meeting should contact Christine Enrico at (717) 772-7768 to sign up for a time slot. In order to accommodate all who would like to speak, the Department is asking that remarks be limited to 5 minutes or less, and be submitted in writing as well. Remarks of longer duration will be accepted in writing only. Written comments may be provided at the public meeting or can be sent to: Department of Public Welfare, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, Attention: Christine Enrico, Room 113, Cherry Wood Building #33, Harrisburg State Hospital Grounds, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The Department asks that written comments be submitted no later than December 11, 1997.

   Persons with a disability may use the AT&T Relay Service by calling (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users). Persons who require another alternative, should contact Thomas Vracarich at (717) 783-2209.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1707. Filed for public inspection October 24, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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