50 years: Policy experts to examine the past, project the future of long-term care

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Top U.S. health policy experts will dissect changes in quality of care, service delivery and financing for long-term care for the last 25 years — and for the next 25 years — in a top meeting of minds Wednesday in Washington. Individuals may attend "The Past and Future of Long-Term Care: 1989 to 2039" in person at the National Press Club Ballroom, or via a webcast.

The rise in home- and community-based services, revised standards and Medicare funding will be among the prominent topics discussed. The 90-minute event starts at 9 a.m. Eastern Time.

Panelists will be Joshua Wiener, Ph.D., Distinguished Fellow and Program Director, Aging, Disability and Long-Term Care, at RTI International; Charlene Harrington, Ph.D., RN, Professor Emeritus, University of California at San Francisco; Pamela Doty, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Cheryl Phillips, MD, AGSF, Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy for provider association LeadingAge.

The forum moderator will be Shula Bernard, RN, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Division Vice President, Health Services and Social Policy Research, at RTI International.

For more information, or to RSVP for attendance in-person or at the webinar, click here.