Consolidated, P/FDS and Community Living Waiver Amendments Effective October 1, 2019

The Office of Developmental Programs proposes to amend the Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support and Community Living Waivers effective October 1, 2019. These proposed changes are available for public comment from June 8, 2019 through July 8, 2019.

View the proposed changes to the Waivers

Community Living Waiver

Consolidated Waiver

Person/Family Directed Support Waiver

Side-By-Side of Proposed Changes

Public Comment

The public comment period is from June 8, 2019 to July 8, 2019. Comments received by 11:59 pm on July 8, 2019 will be reviewed and considered for revisions to the waiver amendments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed waiver amendments. Comments should be addressed to Julie Mochon, Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, 625 Forster Street, Room 510, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Comments may also be submitted to the Department at

The Department will also hold two webinars to receive comments on the proposed waiver amendments effective October 1, 2019. Dates, times and links for registration to attend these webinars are as follows:

June 20, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

June 24, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The following link must be used to register for either of the webinars: Public Comment Webinar Registration. Participants are able to participate in the webinar by phone, but will need a computer to provide comments during the webinar. To assist the Department in accurately capturing comments provided during the webinars, individuals are asked to submit a written copy of their comments by email or mail to the address provided above.


Final rates for Community Participation Support were published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on May 25, 2019. The rates reflect changes made based on public comment received from over 3000 people and organizations. The rate assumption logs containing the revised assumptions as well as a summary of the comments received and the Department’s responses are available below:

Community Participation Support Assumptions Log

Public Comment and Department Response Summary

Proposed Changes - Public Comment Period Closed

Proposed changes to the rates for Community Participation Support and Transportation Trip were open for public comment until 11:59 pm on April 5, 2019. The assumption logs used to develop the proposed rates are available below.

Transportation Trip Assumptions Log

Community Participation Support Assumptions Log