This webinar will will highlight innovations adopted by PACE organizations during the pandemic. Participants in this webinar will hear from PACE programs across the country about how they have implemented new approaches to provide care for older adults with complex needs. This webinar will also provide an overview of policy considerations for supporting access to community-based options.
I. Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Logan Kelly, MPH, Senior Program Officer, Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). L. Kelly will welcome participants, provide a brief overview of the Better Care Playbook, and introduce the PACE model of care, including the evidence base and growth of PACE organizations.
II. Overview of PACE Program and Enrollee Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Speakers: Mia Phifer, MSJ, Vice President of Quality; and Chris van Reenen, PhD, MPP, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, National PACE Association. M. Phifer and C. van Reenen will provide a brief overview of the PACE program and address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals served by the program.
III. Lessons from PACE Innovations
Speakers: Robert Schreiber, MD, Vice President and Medical Director, Summit ElderCare, Massachusetts; Marianne Ratcliffe, MHA, Executive Director, Piedmont Health SeniorCare, North Carolina; Samantha Black, LCSW, Executive Director, TRU PACE, Colorado. Speakers will provide case studies of how their PACE organizations are adapting to the needs and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic to support the individuals they serve. Case studies will address innovations in the areas of social determinants of health, chronic care management, functional supports, and repurposing the PACE day center setting.
IV. Policy Considerations
Speaker: Peter Fitzgerald, MSc, Executive Vice President for Policy and Strategy, National PACE Association. P. Fitzgerald will draw from the PACE organizations’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic to highlight policy considerations for supporting access to community-based options for older adults with complex care and functional support needs.
V. Implications for Health Care Stakeholders Responding to Older Adults’ Needs in the Pandemic
Reactor: Anne Tumlinson, ATI Advisory. A. Tumlinson will reflect on the implications of these innovations for other stakeholders working to improve care for older adults with complex needs.
VI. Moderated Q&A
Moderator: Logan Kelly, Senior Program Officer, CHCS