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Webinar: COMPASS – How to Become a Community Partner and Complete a Long-Term Living Application

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will cover how to become a Community Partner, how to use your Community Partner dashboard effectively, and will include a live demonstration on how to submit a Long Term Living application.

Why is This Relevant to Providers?

COMPASS online application is the fast and easy way for Medical Assistance (MA) nursing facilities, as a Community Partner, to apply for MA benefits on behalf of their residents. With the coming implementation of Community HealthChoices, based on guidance from the Department of Human Services, PHCA would strongly advise member nursing facilities to consider signing up as a Community Partner for COMPASS and using COMPASS when applying for MA benefits for their residents. All county assistance offices (CAOs) are able to accept and process MA applications for nursing facility services through COMPASS.

Several member companies are currently using COMPASS and have found it to be helpful to streamline the MA application process. To learn more about the benefits of COMPASS you are encouraged to join the COMPASS webinar.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learning how to become a COMPASS Community Partner,
  • Learning the features of your Community Partner dashboard, and
  • Learning how to submit a Long Term Living application.


Nikki Blythe, Human Services Program Specialist Supervisor and Derek Warke, Human Services Program Specialist, both with the PA Department of Human Services.


SNF, AL/PC Administrators– Approved for 1 credit

Please Note: Unless specified, PHCA webinars are a “members only” benefit.

Nonmembers may participate to gain a better understanding of this membership benefit and topic, but will not receive a continuing education credit for their participation.

If you are interested in learning more about membership with PHCA, contact Beth Weachter, Director of Marketing and Member Services at bweachter@phca.org or 717-221-7932.


September 7
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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