Apr 3 2012

Virtual PACE – DHS Seeks Public Input

Posted by BPDD at 3:08 PM
- Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Virtual PACE is a proposed pilot program for those who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid and who live in nursing homes and other institutional settings. The Department of Health Services (DHS) received a planning grant from the federal government to develop a pilot program that combines health care, long-term care, and mental health services into one integrated program. The goal of the program is to improve the health of its participants through better service coordination and still be cost effective.

It is important to note that people who receive Family Care and IRIS will not be affected by the pilot program.

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations has some concerns about the proposal, including the assurance that enrollment is strictly voluntary. The Survival Coalition testimony provides more information about its concerns.

Individuals can learn more about the proposal and submit written comments by April 16 at the Virtual PACE website. Individuals can also provide feedback in-person at any of the DHS town hall meetings listed below.

Thursday, April
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Comfort Inn & Suites
4822 E. Washington Avenue

Tuesday, April 10
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Stevens Point
Portage County Public Library
1001 Main St

Thursday, April 12
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Center for Independence
2020 West Wells St.

Thank you for your advocacy!



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