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Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to Consolidate Financial Services to Medicaid

On January 5, the state Department of Public Welfare announced it will consolidate the number of organizations providing financial management services to Medicaid enrollees who receive home- and community-based services.
FMS allows Medicaid enrollees to direct benefits to a company which then manages their financial, payroll, tax withholding, and bill pay on their behalf.
Currently 37 organizations, more than any other state, provide FMS to about 22,000 Pennsylvania residents. DPW will now accept applications for no more than three organizations to provide that service throughout the state.
DPW states reducing the number of FMS providers will help ensure consistent, efficient and cost-effective service and will not affect benefits, services, or access to care.