Integrating Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly into assisted living can increase attention to residents, reduce the length of hospitalizations and increase resident satisfaction, according to Peter DeGolia, M.D., CMD, medical director of McGregor PACE in Cleveland. As a result, residents who receive PACE care tend to stay in their assisted living communities longer, he added.
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The Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly would be updated for the first time since 2006 under a proposal announced Thursday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The Senate has approved a bill that would expand the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly for testing in other populations.
Legislation that would allow for new changes to the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program was introduced in the House this week.