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Programs for All Inclusive Care of Elders & Choices to Reduce Unnecessary Medical Care

Programs for All Inclusive Care of Elders, or PACE, exist in select communities across the country to help older adults remain in their own homes and communities. In 2015, President Obama signed into law that the “PACE INNOVATION ACT” to expand these programs for all inclusive care of elders, helping qualified adults over age 55 to avoid or delay nursing home care. The PACE Innovation Act also expands home and community services to adults with disabilities who are younger than 55, those with multiple chronic conditions and others who don’t meet some of the original PACE requirements.


On today’s HealthCetera program, Co-producer Liz Seegert talks with Eileen Sullivan Marx, RN, PhD, Dean of NYU’s College of Nursing, who managed a highly successful PACE program while at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing, and with Tara Cortes, Executive Director of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and Professor of Geriatric Nursing at NYU, who was instrumental in developing the new law.


HealthCetera producer Diana Mason, RN, then rebroadcasts an important program on Choosing Wisely, an initiative to reduce the use of ineffective, unnecessary, and sometimes harmful tests, procedures and interventions that national associations of health professionals have recommended be curtailed, if not eliminated. She interviews Daniel Wolfson, Executive Vice president of the ABIM Foundation, the foundation arm of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the developer of Choosing Wisely;  Karen Cox, RN, Chief Operating Officer of Mercy Children’s Hosptal in Kansas City, MO, and the chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Task Force for selecting nursing’s list of Choosing Wisely recommendations; and

Lisa Woodward, RN, Director of Education for Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance, Texas, and director of the Texas Choosing Wisely initiative.


To listen to the program, via iTunes, or below. HealthCetera is sponsored by the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.

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Diana is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and founder of HealthCetera. She was previously president of the American Academy of Nursing. She is senior policy professor at George Washington University and the Rudin Professor of Nursing at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a health policy expert and leader. Diana tweets @djmasonrn.

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