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ACR-131 PACE Month.(2019-2020)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 131

Relative to the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 26, 2019. ]


ACR 131, Petrie-Norris. PACE Month.
This measure would recognize September 2019 as PACE Month in California.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) addresses the needs of the frail elderly and disabled adults 55 years of age and older, a population that is growing rapidly and whose impact on health care costs is significant; and
WHEREAS, PACE is a fully integrated model of care that provides comprehensive, highly coordinated care allowing frail older adults who meet state eligibility criteria for nursing home level of care to continue living in the community; and
WHEREAS, Individuals enrolled in PACE receive all Medicare and Medi-Cal covered items and services and additional support, which promotes well-being and greater independence; and
WHEREAS, PACE assumes full financial risk for all care and medical services, including transportation, hospitalization, and long-term care, in return for capitated payments from Medicare and Medi-Cal; and
WHEREAS, On Lok, California’s first PACE program, opened in 1983. There are now 12 PACE programs operating in 47 sites, serving more than 8,000 participants; and
WHEREAS, The California PACE Association, known as CalPACE, formed in 2003 to support the development, expansion, success, and quality of PACE throughout California; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby recognizes September 2019 as PACE Month in California; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.