Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation in New York City, applauds the U.S. House of Representatives, Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health and Chairman Pat Tiberi for calling a hearing today on Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and other Medicare programs that promote integrated and coordinated care for our most vulnerable older adults and people living with disabilities:
"PACE is a comprehensive, cost-effective care model that has been proven to help frail older people age at home rather than in a nursing home.
“Today PACE programs are integrating preventive, primary, and acute care with social supports and services for nearly 40,000 individuals in 31 states, mostly low-income older adults eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
“However, with the rapidly growing aging population and already 1.4 million people living in nursing homes, it is clear that many more Medicare beneficiaries with complex needs could benefit from PACE and similar person-centered care models.
“The John A. Hartford Foundation is proud to have supported the early development of PACE with grant funding and pleased to be working now with the National PACE Association (NPA) to expand access to the program. We support NPA’s call for more flexible regulation, PACE pilot programs to serve new populations, and strategies for addressing affordability and access for Medicare-only PACE participants.”
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 2:00 PM in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building
Marcus Escobedo, Sr. Program Officer & Communications Director