June 12, 2023
Pennsylvania has eliminated a backlog of 35,000 Medicaid provider enrollment and revalidation applications, improving access to care for millions of patients across the commonwealth.
This month, leaders from the Department of Human Services (DHS) provided an update on their efforts to address the delay for approval of Medicaid provider applications, prioritizing the removal of “roadblocks to processing applications quickly and cutting red tape.”
“HAP and Pennsylvania hospitals applaud the Shapiro administration for moving quickly to improve processing for Medicaid provider enrollments and for completely eliminating a backlog of applications,” HAP President and CEO Andy Carter said. “These efforts are already starting to remove barriers for providers and patients and directly increase Pennsylvanians’ access to health care.”
Here’s what you need to know:
HAP continues to focus on efforts to support Pennsylvania’s health care workforce, including initiatives to remove administrative barriers that hinder access to care. This year HAP, led by its Health Care Talent Task Force, published a roadmap to grow Pennsylvania’s health care workforce throughout the commonwealth.
Additional information about the DHS provider enrollment initiative is available online.
For questions, contact Jolene Calla, Esq., vice president, health care finance and insurance.
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