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Section 1115 Demonstration
for Substance Use Disorder Services

The Department of Human Services held a public forum on April 23, 2019, to afford the public with an opportunity to provide comments on the progress of the federal Section 1115 Demonstration for substance use disorder (SUD) services. This demonstration was approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) effective July 1, 2018, and provides necessary funding that is critical to continue to support the provision of a full continuum of medically necessary SUD services, including residential services.

Written comments may also be submitted by April 23rd to:

Charles Tshudy
Bureau of Policy, Planning and Program Development
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
11th Floor, Commonwealth Tower
303 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
or by email at

Jan. 1-March 31, 2019 of Demonstration Year 1

July 1-Dec. 31, 2018 of Demonstration Year 1