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PACE 2.0: READY TO GROW

2018 National PACE Association Annual Conference The National PACE Association’s annual conference is the premier educational event for PACE programs nationwide, as well as for those interested in learning more about PACE. The event featured pre-conference workshops, educational sessions, exhibits, and social functions for networking. West Health staff attended and presented at the National PACE Association Annual… Read more »

Press Release: AAHCM Launches Educational Initiative to Demonstrate the Value of Home-Based Primary Care to Payers and Providers

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM), the leading professional organization for physicians, nurse practitioners and other providers of home-based primary care (HBPC), today announced the release of a digital toolkit of educational resources to help payers and providers understand how HBPC significantly improves quality and reduces costs for more than two million seriously ill and home-limited older adults. AAHCM made this announcement at its annual meeting in Chicago, which focused on empowering HBPC professionals to “Drive the Change to Value-Based Care.”

Comments on the Proposed CMS Rule, Accountable Care Organizations – Pathways to Success

Read the Gary and Mary West Health Institute’s comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed rule, Accountable Care Organizations – Pathways to Success, which includes the agency’s efforts to accelerate two-sided performance-based risk models; the expansion of telehealth as an effective and enabling tool in these models; and the agency’s role in increasing beneficiary engagement in ACO selection.

Forbes/NextAve: What Older Voters Want in the Midterm Elections

Older voters could be a decisive bloc in the midterm elections, particularly since recent polls have showed registered voters 65+ leaning decisively towards Democratic congressional candidates, a sharp reversal from previous election cycles.