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Without PACE, I would not be able to keep working and care for my mother. Without the day program, I don't think I would have a life. It's wonderful.
"Without PACE, I would not be able to keep working and care for my mother. Without the day program, I don't think I would have a life. It's wonderful."

InnovAge California PACE
Receives Advocate Award

InnovAge Greater California PACE has been recognized for its successful marketing and communication campaign that launched the InnovAge brand and the PACE program in the Inland Empire last year.

InnovAge received the Golden Advocate award, the highest distinction, from the Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Association of Southern California.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by industry peers for the great work that we are doing,” said Maria Zamora-Hughes, regional executive director for InnovAge California. “Our staff has worked very hard to launch a new PACE program in the Inland Empire, and we are proud of this achievement.”

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NPA Summer Conference
June 5-7 in Kansas City

The NPA Summer Conference will be held June 5-7 at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO.

The conference features three components: a Quality Symposium on June 5 for PACE quality leaders and other clinicians, a Medical Directors Essentials Course on June 5 for new medical directors, and a Clinical Conference on June 6-7 for primary care practitioners and other clinicians.

The Summer Conference Brochure and online registration are now available.

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NPA to Collaborate in 2015
LTPAC Health IT Summit

The National PACE Association (NPA) will participate as a collaborator in the 11th Annual Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Health IT Summit June 21-23 in Baltimore.

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) hosts the summit. AHIMA will work with collaborators to promote HIT priorities and focus on topics such as connecting patients and consumer caregivers through technology, integrating EHRs and HIT to support care delivery and workflows, and exchange and interoperability between LTPAC and other partners.

The summit will feature an exhibit hall, interoperability showcase, poster session, welcome reception and networking opportunities.

NPA Announces Changes
In DP2 Benchmark Reporting

NPA thanks all of the PACE organizations that are participating in the DataPACE 2 (DP2) Benchmarking Service. Participants are seeing the dividends of this membership benefit, with 88 PACE programs regularly submitting data for benchmarking and more coming on board as their capabilities develop.

In recognition of the constraints that this process places on PACE programs and to help programs free up some resources, NPA plans to change from quarterly DP2 reporting to issuing benchmarking reports every six months. NPA also plans to upgrade and enhance the DP2 benchmarking report.

“It is our hope that by extending the reporting period and enhancing the DP2 reports, we improve the reporting capabilities and quality of the benchmark reporting while helping our members free up resources to meet other demands,” said Berry McCarthy, director of Data and Technical Operations at NPA.

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