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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.
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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.