CMS Calls PACE a 'Glimpse into Our Future'

July 27, 2015

At a recent event in Washington, DC, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), discussed a recent visit to On Lok Lifeways in San Francisco. "On Lok [is] part of a very important program called PACE," Slavitt said. "Places like On Lok really impress me. When I visit them, I feel like I'm glimpsing very much into our future."

You can view a video of the event, which features Slavitt’s comments (beginning at 24:05), as well as remarks by Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Jason Furman, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors; and a panel of representatives from AARP, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the Catholic Health Association of the United States, and the Montefiore Health System. The speakers discussed how Medicare and Medicaid have changed society and how agencies can work together to strengthen and improve health care for future generations.

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