Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (HHS) announced that the state has agreed to move forward and negotiate contracts with eight managed care organizations (MCOs), including CleanSlate Centers, to deliver physical health services to Pennsylvanians through HealthChoices, Pennsylvania’s mandatory Medicaid managed care program since 1997.

“These agreements mark the most significant change in Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program since we moved to managed care 18 years ago,” said Dallas. “Over the next three years, MCOs will be investing billions of dollars in innovative approaches that reward high-quality care that improves patient health rather than just providing services for a fee. The result will be higher levels of quality care for the 2.1 million Pennsylvanians served by Medicaid.”

For the original statement from the PA Department of Human Services, click here.