Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
This section highlights LeadingAge members who are part of the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) initiative, which serves nursing-home certified patients who have chosen to live in the community and enroll in these innovative programs that integrate Medicare and Medicaid services.
The comment period for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS) proposed rule that
would establish national emergency preparedness requirements
for providers and suppliers participating in Medicare and Medicaidhas been extended to March 31, 2014.
Jewish News One recently covered the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) at the Los Angeles Jewish Home as an example of the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
On December 12, Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Mike Bennet (D-CO) included a Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)-related amendment to the Medicare physician payment bill (SGR) that was being marked up by the Senate Finance Committee.
Draft guidance on the application process for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) was issued Nov. 25 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The draft guidance proposes establishing structured application timeframes for CMS receipt and review of applications.
The U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and Office of National
Coordinator for Health Information Technology have released model Notices
of Privacy Practices that health care providers and health plans can use to
communicate with their patients and plan members. The notices are compliant with
changes to the HIPAA privacy rule affected by the so-called HIPAA Omnibus Rule
in January of 2013.