We are seeing exciting momentum across the state in support of PACE.
The NC Dual Eligibles Advisory Committee has released its final report which recognizes PACE as the existing capitated program for duals and as a model for other programs. It also calls for continued support of PACE. This committee was established by the NC General Assembly to develop a long-term strategy for serving dually-eligible beneficiaries in the reformed Medicaid system. While PACE is independent of the Medicaid reform process and was not a primary focus of the committee’s work, this recognition solidifies the role and contributions of PACE in meeting the needs of the state’s frail elderly.
The Governor's Advisory Council on Aging, who spent the last year "dedicated to seeking what was truly important to older adults," included expanding PACE among its legislative recommendations to Governor Cooper for 2017.
North Carolina's new Governor Roy Cooper has selected Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, formerly of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to serve as Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Cohen will be a keynote speaker at our annual conference.
Our best wishes and sincere thanks to Allen Smart, who is retiring this month from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.
NC PACE Association and Senior CommUnity Care of NC recently won for best poster design at the NC Care Transitions conference. The poster featured a caregiver testimonial from LIFE at St. Joseph of the Pines. Star Chang from Piedmont Health SeniorCarewon the social media contest.
Chatham County Line recently featured a bilingual Q&A about Piedmont Health SeniorCare.
Save the Date for 4th Annual Conference
Mark your calendar and plan to join us May 4-5th for the only statewide PACE conference in the nation. This conference is a great opportunity for professional development and networking.
Registration OPENS SOON with early bird discounts.
Across the state, North Carolina PACE programs are providing all-inclusive care to approximately 2,000 participants. Our programs are making a difference in the lives of seniors and their families/caregivers, and we are proud to support their work.