Joint Informational Meeting: Medical Assistance Transportation Program


Senate Health & Human Services AND Senate Transportation Committees

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 9:30 a.m

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1


Topic: Medical Assistance Transportation Program

“Challenges and Opportunities for Delivering

Medical Assistance Transportation in Pennsylvania”

Opening Remarks (9:30 a.m.-9:35 a.m.):

  • Senator Michele Brooks, Chair, Senate Health and Human Services Committee
  • Senator Art Haywood, Democratic Chair, Senate Health and Human Services Committee
  • Senator Kim Ward, Chair, Senate Transportation Committee
  • Senator John Sabatina, Democratic Chair, Senate Transportation Committee 

Testifiers* (9:35 a.m.-10:00 a.m.):

  • Rebecca May-Cole, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Jeffrey Iseman, Public Policy and Outreach Coordinator; and, Mark Edwards, Cumberland County User of MATP and Persons With Disabilities (PWD) Shared Ride Program, Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council
  • Sally Kozak, Deputy Secretary for the Office of Medical Assistance Programs; Laurie Rock, Director, Medical Assistance Managed Care; and, Mara Perez, Director, Bureau of Fiscal Management, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Jennie Granger, Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Timothy Geibel, General Manager, Crawford Area Transportation Authority and Venango County Transit; Alan Blahovec, Executive Director, Westmoreland County Transit Authority; and, Sue Kopystecki, Executive Director, TransNet (Suburban Transit Network, Inc.), Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association

Question-and-Answer Roundtable** (10:00 a.m.-10:25 a.m.) 

Closing Remarks (10:25 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)

*Each testifier will have approximately 5 minutes to briefly summarize their written testimony. 

**The Chairs will moderate the question-and-answer roundtable with all of the testifiers.

Additional Testimony:

CCAP (County Commissioners Association of PA)

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