Public Partnerships, LLC to handle Medicaid Payments for Waivers in Pennsylvania

Nov 05, 2012, 13:50 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A division of Public Consulting Group, Public Partnerships, LLC (PPL), has been selected by the Department of Public Welfare to handle payroll services to approximately 22,800 Medicaid enrollees who receive home-and community-based services through the Office of Developmental Programs and Office of Long Term Living in Pennsylvania.

PPL is a nationally recognized firm that delivers financial management services to populations living at home that participate in 22 state programs in the U.S., including Pennsylvania. The department based its selection on PPL's consistent and successful track record over the past 13 years in delivering high-quality programs to elders and people who have physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities and traumatic brain injury.

"We are confident that PPL will deliver these financial services statewide in the most effective and efficient way possible," Secretary of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander said. "A transition plan is in place to ensure the new contract will not impact benefits, services or access to care for enrollees."

Current providers are working with the department and PPL to begin the transition of services.  It is expected that the new service plans will be in place with PPL by Jan. 1, 2013.

The department issued a competitive procurement to all current and new financial management service providers in January 2012. Current providers were required to submit a transition and implementation plan to ensure that waiver enrollees will not see a lapse in service or an interruption of care. 

PPL has an office in Harrisburg, Pa. and plans to establish additional regional offices in Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvanians who suspect welfare fraud should call 1-800-932-0582.

Media contact: Carey Miller or Donna Morgan, DPW, 717-425-7606

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare