Yearly Archives: 2017

Appendix R Update

In July, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Service (DHS) implemented revisions to Appendix R, Encounter Data Submissions Requirements and Accompanying Sanctions for Noncompliance. The focus of Appendix R is two-fold: DHS is interested in both the timeliness (more…)

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This campaign, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is focused on raising awareness about cyber security, and providing tools and resources to help everyone stay safe online. (more…)

Community HealthChoices – A Primer

NOTE: On November 6th, DHS announced it would delay the implementation of Phases 2 and 3 of the Community Health Choices program. Phase 1 will still begin as planned in 14 Southwestern Pennsylvania counties on January 1st. However, Phase 2 will now begin January 1, 2019 instead of July 1, 2018, and Phase 3 on January 1, 2020 instead of January 1, 2019.

Appendix R Revisions Implemented

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Service (DHS) has implemented its planned revisions to encounter data submissions requirements and accompanying sanctions for non-compliance. These revisions are contained in a HealthChoices Behavioral Health (HC BH) Amendment dated July 1, 2017 and distributed as an updated Appendix R. (more…)