Topics – LTSS / HCBS / PACE


Casey introduces legislation to expand PACE

In a sign of the growing momentum to increase home- and community-based services (HCBS) Sen. Bob Casey, chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, on Thursday introduced legislation to expand access to Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PAC)

New York PACE program vaccinates 300 seniors at home in two weeks

On Friday PACE at ArchCare Senior Life — the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) run by the Archdiocese of New York — accomplished what might be considered a monumental feat for any healthcare provider: getting COVID-19 vaccinations into the arms of 300 homebound New York City seniors in just two weeks.
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Long-term care should include more HCBS, panelists assert

The long-term care system in coming years should include an expansion of home- and community-based services (HCBS), policy, advocacy and consumer experts said during a virtual roundtable discussion Thursday sponsored by the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School.

Concerns grow that pandemic relief bill will accelerate ongoing shift to HCBS

The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Saturday includes billions of dollars in new funding for government long-term services and supports for frail older adults and young people with disabilities. Many long-term care experts, however, worry that the bill’s most far-reaching change may be a temporary funding increase for Medicaid home- and community-based services that exclude nursing care.