OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry Statistics Suburban Counties Show Highest Penetration Rates The first waiver period of Pennsylvania's mandatory Medicaid managed behavioral health care program, February I, 1997 to June 30, 1998, HealthChoices Southeast (HCSE), reveals penetration rates ranging from 5.3% to 8.5% in the program's five-county area. For the period examined, the highest penetration rates were in the four suburban counties surrounding Philadelphia. Approved under the provisions of a 1915 (b) waiver by the Health Care Financing . . .
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