Changes in federal and state laws will affect how Medical Assistance recipients are able to access health care services and providers. Effective Oct. 1, “Access Plus” will no longer operate in Potter, McKean, Cameron, Elk and several other northwestern Pennsylvania counties. Those enrolled in that program are being switcged to a managed care plan. Officials are concerned that consumers, family members, providers or advocates may become confused about the changes. Recipients and caregivers need to understand how coverage will change effective Oct. 1 and what options exist if a plan is not meeting a client’s needs. More information on Access Plus is available at the website, accessplus.org. There’s also a 24/7 toll-free Access Plus help line at 1-800-543-7633.
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