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Pennsylvania Department of Aging Seeks Consumer Input on New Health Care Option
Date:8/4/2009

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has scheduled listening sessions across the state on the new Integrated Care Initiative, an effort to make it easier for older consumers to deal with Medicare and Medicaid issues.

The new health care option would combine Medicare and Medicaid services in order to create a single source for consumers to work with both agencies, helping to reduce paperwork and minimize delays.

"The Integrated Care Initiative is designed to make it easier for older adults to get medical and long-term living services," said Secretary John Michael Hall. "Our goal is to reduce confusion for those who deal with Medicare and Medicaid by creating a new, centralized program and we want to hear from people about their concerns and needs."

The program would be voluntary and would cover doctor and emergency room visits, home health care, nursing home care and many other services. The program, which is scheduled to start July 1, 2010, is open to people 60 and older who are eligible for Medicaid and are enrolled in Medicare.

Input offered by consumers at the listening sessions will help to shape the program. A full description of the program and enrollment information will be provided after the program is finalized.

The listening sessions are free and open to the public. To register, call 1-877-591-6826. All sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the following locations:

Friday, Aug. 7

Philadelphia Senior Center

509 South Broad Street

Philadelphia

Monday, Aug. 10

Circle of Friends - Baden

Corner of Linmore and Wayne Streets

Baden

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Vintage Senior Center

410 North Highland Avenue

Pittsburgh

Friday, Aug. 14

Lancaster Farm and Home Care Center

1383 Arcadia Road

Lancaster

Monday, Aug. 17

Westmoreland Community College

Science Hall

145 Pavilion Lane

Youngwood

Wednesday, Aug. 26

JCC's Kline Branch Center and Russian Satellite

10100 Jamison Avenue

Philadelphia

Friday, Aug. 28

Hispanic Senior Center

520 East Fourth Street

Bethlehem

Monday, Aug. 31

Conference call: 1-800-706-7745; use pass code 34106431.

For more information about the Department of Aging, visit www.aging.state.pa.us.

    CONTACT:  Jane Crawford
    (717) 783-1549


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