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Federal & State Regulations Guide

Long-term care providers are among the most regulated of all entities by both the state and federal governments – and unfortunately this list continues to change and expand. LeadingAge PA's new Federal & State Regulations Guide provides members with information and resources regarding the numerous and varied regulations affecting long-term care providers. Our guide provides information for nursing facilities, assisted living residences, personal care homes, home and community-based services, housing entities as well as general regulations.

5-Star Quality Rating System Fact Sheet

Our fact sheet, The Growing Importance of Nursing Home 5-Star Ratings and how they are Impacted by Survey Findings, is designed to educate policymakers, nursing home staff and other stakeholders on the 5-Star Quality Rating System developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and how the CMS rating system is used to compare nursing homes.

Consumer's Guide to Understanding Community HealthChoices

Community HealthChoices (CHC) is the commonwealth’s plan to deliver Medicaid funded long-term services and supports (LTSS) through a capitated managed care program to older Pennsylvanians and adults with physical disabilities. CHC will use managed care organizations (MCOs) to coordinate the physical health, behavioral health, and long-term services needs of participants in order to improve access, efficiency, and quality to qualifying populations. Download our guide for an overview of Community HealthChoices, eligibility details, implementation dates and other important information regarding the program.