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[HEALTHY PACE] California provider pivots to telehealth for PACE

WelbeHealth, a California-based healthcare provider, has committed to integrating telehealth into its Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) programs, according to a May 27th article in mHealth Intelligence. The move is said to be part of an effort to improve the organization’s ability to provide value-based care for older adults in their own homes, and it comes on the heels of a similar move by ArchCare, which is run by the Archdiocese of New York.

WelbeHealth President Matt Patterson said the pandemic is giving his company and others time to proved the value of connected health and to gather data to support permanent coverage by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“PACE is an ideal model for integrating high-touch and virtual care,” Patterson is quoted as saying. “Telehealth is definitely not a replacement (for in-person care), but it gives us more tools, and we want to use these tools for what our participants desire.”

It's something all organizations should consider implementing and supporting.

To read the article on WelbeHealth, click here

To read the article on ArchCare, click here

For a special report on PACE responses to COVID, click here

 

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