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2016 NPA Public Policy Year in Review

The 2016 NPA Public Policy Year in Review is an overview of our policy efforts throughout the year. We also consider how well PACE is positioned for this year and the factors that are likely to have an impact on the financial health, operations and growth of PACE organizations.

Conference Calls

Monthly conference calls about public policy help NPA members stay current on policy issues impacting PACE organizations. To participate in calls throughout the year, mark your calendar for the second Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. ET. The focus of the All-Member Policy Update calls alternate between federal and state policy issues. The call focuses on federal policy issues in odd-numbered months and state issues in even-numbered months. Materials for the conference calls are available to members on this resource page.

Public Policy Resources

A quick guide to current public policy resources by subject area. 

Federal Legislative Policy

PACE has a long history of bipartisan support among members of Congress committed to ensuring quality care is available to vulnerable individuals in our communities. Read more about federal legislative policy.

Federal Regulatory Policy

NPA works proactively with staff at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) who work on policy issues affecting PACE organizations. Because PACE organizations have innovative programs that work with both the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the PACE model has its own regulations that govern operation. Read more about federal regulatory policy.

Press Room

The Press Room features press releases by NPA and news stories about PACE.

Public Policy Committee

The Public Policy Committee monitors legislative activity that impacts PACE. The committee recommends policy positions to the NPA Board of Directors and assists in implementing NPA policy initiatives.

Research

The PACE Model of Care has been both a subject of research and a setting for research. Our Research Section contains information on studies that have been published about PACE, the work of the NPA Research Committee, and an evaluation of PACE as a cost-effective model of care.

Resources for Advocacy

NPA offers an extensive resource of materials for policy and advocacy efforts. For information on communicating about PACE to consumers, organizations and states, visit our PACE Awareness section.

State Policy

PACE programs are a three-way partnership among the provider, the state and the federal government. NPA has created resources to help states develop a capacity to administer PACE programs. Read more about state policy.

The Value of PACE

Using a capitated payment system, PACE® programs are able to provide the entire continuum of care and services to older adults with chronic care needs while maintaining their independence at home for as long as possible. Learn about the Value of PACE.

There are more than 120 PACE programs in 31 states. See how your demographics and service utilization compare with those of your peers.

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