Greetings from the Executive Vice President

Greetings!

In this season of giving thanks, it is fitting that we take a few minutes to reflect on the partnerships that enable us to bring our PACE-centric services and solutions to participants across the country. We appreciate our PACE partners and thank you for trusting us to support you in your mission.

As programs continue to implement plans for bringing participants back to their centers, leaders are once again looking ahead to the future, including expansion. As the PACE market resumes its growth trajectory, CareVention HealthCareTM stands ready to deliver comprehensive, PACE-focused services. This issue of the PACE Pulse provides updates, introduces new services, and outlines plans for transitions and performance improvements that will enable us to more effectively serve you.

With warm wishes for a happy holiday season,

Carlos F. Perez, MSN, MBA, RN-BC
Executive Vice President
CareVention HealthCare
CareVention HealthCare
News from the CareVention HealthCare Advisory Summit for PACE Executives
CareVention HealthCare hosted its third annual Advisory Summit for PACE Executives on October 29 and 30 in Orlando, Florida. The Summit, which was presented in a hybrid format to allow for virtual participation, featured a session on the PACE Plus Act with Jennifer Baker, Senior Policy Aide, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. According to Baker, the act aims to establish a sustainable approach to supporting PACE, including streamlining site approval and expansion processes and improving affordability for Medicare-only beneficiaries.
Other Summit sessions addressed the use of technology to connect seniors with family, caregivers, and PACE team members, along with additional avenues for innovation like mobile health vans, new outreach methods, and social supports. In his session Pivoting During COVID-19: Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going, Daniel Drake, President and CEO of Trinity Health PACE, addressed the role of technology in PACE. “How are we going to care for our participants in the home, in the center, in the community?" he asked. "Technology is on the rise for our type of business, home- and community-based services. That’s one of the reasons I love working with CareVention and CareKinesis® over the years. They’re very proactive, and they’re a step ahead of technology in their business. I think as PACE providers, we need to do that for our programs.”

Other presenters included Maria Zamora, MBA, Chair of the National PACE Association Board of Directors and President and CEO of Center for Elders’ Independence, and Thelma Pittman, MBA, Chief Finance Officer of Cherokee Elder Care PACE. For more information about the CareVention HealthCare Summit, contact your client liaison or account manager, or email info@CareVentionHC.com.
If you were unable to attend the summit and have questions, please contact your client liaison.
New Partnership Alert! CareVention HealthCare and National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)

We are excited to announce our new strategic partnership with NADSA. CareVention HealthCare and NADSA share a commitment to support aging populations. As a strategic partner member, CareVention HealthCare will help support NADSA’s mission to advance the development, recognition, and use of adult day services nationwide. Click here to read more. 
Consulting Services | CareVention Consulting
Do you have providers who are new to PACE? Or are you a provider new to the PACE model of care? Achieving success within the PACE model, practicing in a value-based care system, and working as part of an IDT can be challenging. CareVention Consulting can help! If you missed our October session, don’t worry – Provider Orientation happens three times a year. Click here to sign up for our upcoming session in February 2022.
Medication Safety Management & Pharmacy Services | CareKinesis
CareKinesis Expands Medication Safety and Pharmacy Capabilities

CareKinesis has expanded its operational capabilities to better serve its clients and the growing PACE market. The expansion at the Boulder, Colorado, pharmacy location includes new robotic technology for dispensing services and adherence packaging as well as updated reporting processes. In addition to increasing speed, the advanced technology strengthens quality assurance. The expansion enriches existing operations and prepares CareKinesis for additional growth across all regions of the country.

Read more about this exciting innovation here.
CareKinesis Launches New EireneRx® Feature: Multiple Medication Entry

CareKinesis recently introduced a new feature in its EireneRx technology, multiple medication entry, which offers clinicians the flexibility to enter multiple medications within a single form. The new feature also allows batch signing and transmitting of prescriptions, and the ability to view a comprehensive medication request summary. Coupled with the existing ability to manage or modify medications individually, multiple medication entry reduces submission time, streamlines workflow, and increases efficiency. Contact your CareKinesis client liaison for more information about this feature and personalized EireneRx training, or email info@carekinesis.com.
New Studies Prove Direct Link Between MedWise®, Better Health Outcomes, and Reduced Healthcare Costs

Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC), parent company of CareVention HealthCare, recently announced the results of a three-part clinical study that further validates the association between a high MedWise Risk Score™ and poor health outcomes. The peer-reviewed study series, Innovative Enhanced Medication Therapy Management Model: Medication Risk Score, Medication Safety Review, and Health Care Outcomes, was published in the September 2021 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®.

Previous studies found that a lower MedWise Risk Score correlated with fewer adverse drug events (ADEs), emergency department visits, and hospitalizations, along with lower medical costs and a decreased risk of premature death. The new studies demonstrate that medication interventions informed by MedWise® clinical decision support tools improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs when used by certified pharmacists.
Third Party Administration | PeakTPATM
PeakTPA Announces New Leadership Team

PeakTPA has named several individuals to key roles in its leadership team. The new team members are Tina Farrar, Senior Director of Operations; Allen Chrisman, MBA, CHC, Director of Compliance; and Chris Ok, MBA, PMP, Director of Provider Network Services. More information about this transition and the new team members can be found here.

With new leadership in place and a renewed focus on customer service, the PeakTPA team is confident in an enhanced experience for clients. The team is committed to providing expert health plan management backed by premium customer support. 
Tina Farrar
PeakTPA Brand to Transition to CareVention HealthCare Name

PeakTPA will change its name to CareVention HealthCare Third Party Administration in January 2022. PeakTPA has operated as a service line of CareVention HealthCare since 2018, and this name change is the next step in streamlining and integrating CareVention HealthCare’s portfolio of brands. Services will still be delivered and attended to by the same PACE experts you know and trust. For more information, contact Mike McGarrigle, Senior Vice President of Third Party Administration, at mmcgarrigle@peak.cpstn.com.
EHR/Integrated Technology Solutions
CareVention EHR/Integrated Technology Solutions Announces PACElogicTM and TruChart® News

CareVention HealthCare will move to one electronic health record (EHR) platform for PACE, Jacqueline Hylton, Senior Vice President, EHR/Integrated Technology Solutions, announced at the CareVention HealthCare Summit for PACE Executives in October. According to Hylton, PACElogic and Greenway Prime Suite, CareVention’s channel partner, will serve as the CareVention HealthCare PACE platform. With 55,000 users, Greenway is committed to ongoing development and innovation. Its cloud-based Prime Suite solution is a state-of-the-art EHR that enhances workflows, assures compliance, and provides automatic updates. Partnering with Greenway to offer this top-rated product along with the PACElogic platform enables the CareVention team to focus on the PACE-specific aspects of EHR.

The CareVention EHR/Integrated Technology team remains committed to continuing to enhance TruChart, including the solution's stability, and upgrading clients to the latest version to experience the benefits of newer features and updates. Technical support for TruChart will continue over the next several years.

Hylton explained that the strategy to move TruChart clients to PACElogic is a multiyear effort, and clients will be part of the planning process. In the meantime, the CareVention HealthCare product team is enhancing PACElogic to accommodate unique TruChart functions, such as state-specific requirements, workflow, premium billing, and enrollment modules. For more information, contact your PACElogic or TruChart account manager.
EHR Vice President Stephanie Sessions Retires

Stephanie Sessions, Vice President of Clinical Services and Customer Experience for CareVention EHR/Integrated Technology Solutions, retired October 29.

Sessions' clinical and leadership experience was invaluable to the PACElogic and TruChart teams. She assisted many PACE organizations and CareVention HealthCare team members in understanding the complexities of PACE. In addition, she led the EHR Quality Groups in collaborating to set best practices for PACE organizations and worked diligently to bring disparate teams together to work cohesively for patients, care providers, and clients.

"It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with the CareVention HealthCare team and our PACE clients," Sessions said. "Knowing that my efforts contributed in some way towards helping seniors stay healthy and safe in their own homes is tremendously gratifying."

The entire CareVention HealthCare family wishes Sessions many years of memory making and good health in this new stage of her life.
Event and Webinar News
New Webinar Series - MedWise® Science: An Introduction - PACE Clinician Orientation

CareKinesis clients are invited to a new webinar series that introduces PACE clinicians to the features and capabilities of MedWise Science for PACE. Occurring every third Thursday of the month, the series features topics including applying MedWise risk factors and risk stratification to participant care and using the Medication Risk Mitigation (MRM) Matrix™.
Registration emails are sent out the Monday prior to the webinar. If you do not receive an email and are interested in attending, contact webinar@carekinesis.com.
CareKinesis Hosts Clinical Advisory Panel for PACE Medical Directors

CareKinesis hosted its 16th Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP) on September 9-10, 2021, with medical directors from client PACE organizations across the country participating. This year's meeting had a hybrid format, with the in-person portion at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Attendees earned CME, ACPE, and CNE credits in educational sessions such as Deprescribing, Collaborative Practice Agreements, and Optimizing Management of Kidney Failure. For more information on CAP, contact your CareKinesis client liaison, CareVention HealthCare account manager, or email info@carekinesis.com.
For information on the complete family of services offered by CareVention HealthCare, visit CareVentionHC.com or contact info@CareVentionHC.com