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PACE Modernization and Expansion

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This bill:

  • Increases the PACENET income limits
  • Institutes a Medication Synchronization program in PACE/PACENET
  • Expands the Pharmaceutical Assistance Review Board (PARB) to include four pharmacists
  • Directs the PARB to develop a proposal for retail pharmacy Medication Therapy Management (MTM)


Why PPA Supports

Increasing the PACENET income limits will add approximately 32,000 seniors to the program.


Medication Synchronization in PACE/PACENET allows seniors to obtain all their chronic medications at one coordinated time. This is convenient for the PACE/PACENET individual and helps improve medication adherence.


Expanding the Pharmaceutical Assistance Review Board (PARB) will reinvigorate the board by increasing public oversight and allowing for additional pharmacist input, thus enhancing the Board's advisory capacity.


Medication Therapy Management (MTM) allows pharmacist to review all of a patient's medications, including over the counter. This provides optimal outcomes, including appropriate use and adherence, in collaboration with the prescribers.



Bill Numbers and Prime Sponsors

House Bill 270 - sponsored by Representative Frank Farry (R - 142)




House Bill 270 was introduced on Thursday, March 16, 2017 and referred to the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee where it awaits consideration.



Issue Briefs

Click here for an issue brief on House Bill 270.




Click here for more information on Pennsylvania's PACE and PACENET programs.



For questions, please contact Jeff Stuby.

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