A September survey by West Health Institute and NORC at the University of Chicago, 39% of voters 65 and older said prescription drug prices should be the single top priority for candidates.
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 »
By Amy Herr and Amy Berman After Phyllis Benning, 66, suffered several strokes that left her unable to walk, she thought she might spend the rest of her life in a nursing home. She was able return to her home—and walk again—with the help of a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®)… Read more »
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.”
Patient advocate Gail deVore Cites West Health research in opinion about outrageous drug costs
Grantmakers in Aging Webinar Series: Geriatric Emergency Departments – Past, Present, and Future Opportunities for Engagement Monday, Oct 29, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT About the Webinar: The Emergency Department (ED) is often the point of entry for older adults into the healthcare system, and plays… Read more »
A recent survey funded by San Diego’s West Health Institute found that 65 percent of Americans are extremely or very concerned about the ever-growing cost of prescription drugs.
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.
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.