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Pick up the PACE to a New World of Eldercare

August 21, 2017 | Perspective

What do you need to know in order to remain in your own home as the years advance? Where can you turn for good, reliable services in a costly, chaotic, constantly shifting health care system? One possible answer is PACE (the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) program.

Presidential Opioid Commission’s Final Recommendations Must Include Recovery Supports

August 08, 2017 | Perspective

The federal Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis last week released its much anticipated recommendations. Some of them were bold and constructive, but a critical piece to solving this challenge—supporting people in recovery—was missing.

Socio-economic Disparities Pose Risk to Texas Economic Growth and Business Prosperity

March 20, 2017 | Press Release

Texas has long enjoyed one of the strongest economies in the nation, but widening disparities among the state’s growing population, particularly among minority groups, puts this growth at risk.

The Public Attitude on Caregiving in 2016—The America CARES Forum

January 10, 2017 | Perspective

On November 14, 2016, six days after the election, Altarum's Program to Improve Eldercare and Caring Across Generations (CAG) hosted a national forum: America CARES. We talked broadly about what voters signaled they wanted; what implications the election may have for our work looking ahead; and what our primary objectives are as our country hurtles into the longevity era.

Five Short Lines Position PACE for Broad Expansion

February 22, 2016 | Perspective

A tremendously positive legislative achievement occurred on November 5, 2015, when the PACE Innovation Act (P.L. 114-85) was signed into law. Although it has received little notice, what this five-line statute does is provide the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with the authority to loosen the rigidity of the best, most established service delivery model for a geriatric population wishing to “age in place” at home: the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Some of the most salient possibilities for evolution of the PACE model are wrapped up in a potential PACE Expansion.

From Hospital to Home: The Missing Element in Discharge Planning

January 07, 2016 | Perspective

One of the hallmarks of the 21st century—increased longevity of the population—will increasingly drive federal, state, and local health care programs to focus on optimizing coordination of services across a range of medical care and community services providers. Discharge planning will play a central role in these efforts, particularly discharge to home.

The Impact Of IMPACT

October 28, 2014 | Perspective

The world of Medicare post-acute care (PAC), which as a general rule covers the 90-day period following hospitalization, is set to change.

New Roadmap for End-of-Life Care

September 17, 2014 | Press Release

Americans express strong views when asked about the care that they want to receive when they are dying. In general, they prefer to die at home and to remain in charge of decisions about their care. However, evidence suggests these wishes are not likely to be fulfilled.