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Roemer's PACE Act Approved by General Assembly

The legislation provides improved care options for elderly citizens
December 16, 2022
Republican Newsroom

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State Rep. Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) announces legislation he introduced under House Bill 600, known as the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Act, was put into Roemer’s House Bill 45 and approved by the General Assembly this week. PACE provides: 

  • Outstanding care for our senior citizens
  • Peace of mind for the family
  • $30 million in state savings
  • An expansion into Summit County

“I have been working diligently during this General Assembly to get this legislation over the finish line for our senior citizens,” Roemer said. “The PACE component which has a 97% patient satisfaction rate will expand Medicaid to ensure the elderly can stay in their homes and have more options to save on burdensome costs for their care.”

PACE is a managed care model that provides participants with needed medical care in multiple settings. It’s built to generate strong incentives to proactively and comprehensively manage the care needs of enrollees to help avoid costly hospital and nursing home use.

Individuals eligible for the PACE program are determined if any of the following apply:

  • They have been admitted to a nursing facility;
  • A physician has determined they have a medical condition that requires them to be admitted to a nursing facility or they have been hospitalized.

The legislation now heads to the governor to be signed into law.