In the final days of the Obama administration, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services provided a parting gift to the PACE community by issuing a Request for Information seeking stakeholder input on the design and implementation of a broad range of PACE pilots.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is soliciting feedback on a five-year program that would expand the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly to younger dual eligibles and keep them out of nursing homes.
In this time of interest in providing better care for dual eligibles, CMS has piloted many new models of care and will now allow for-profit PACE programs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should loosen regulations to allow more people to receive care in the community rather than in nursing homes, a bipartisan group of Senators wrote in a recent letter to the top CMS official.
Sentara Life Care, the senior services division of Sentara Healthcare, will replace the skilled nursing facility and assisted living village on its 11-acre campus. The Sentara Healthcare board of directors approved $16.9 million for capital funding.
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People younger than 55 would become eligible for a program to prevent unnecessary nursing home admissions if lawmakers pass a bill introduced Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives.
There's a tenet in healthcare that runs deep: a patient's relationship with his or her doctor is sacred.This core value is an important piece of one of the hottest topics in healthcare today: coordination of care.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly providers should be paid more generous Medicare Advantage rates, according to a payment panel. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission also called for changes that would allow people younger than age 55 to participate in the program, which targets dual eligible seniors.
In order to promote coordination between Medicare and Medicaid services and to save money, the federal government and states should create an integrated care model for dual-eligible beneficiaries, a new report recommends.
A Medicare advisory panel issued recommendations late last week that would allow Medicare to strengthen Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) for dual eligibles.
Long-term care organizations are looking differently at their operations as a result of the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009.
The PACE program has extended to 14 rural areas in the United States. That indicates that the program can be successful in small towns, says Robert Greenwood, vice president of public affairs for the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
Here's a new concept in aging services: the Senior Health and Housing Initiative For Transformation (SHIFT). It would provide an all-inclusive approach to care in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) setting.
Not all of the pivotal healthcare reform talks will be taking place in Washington next week. The National PACE Association's 2009 annual conference will be taking place from Sunday through Wednesday in Pittsburgh.