On Aug. 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-4168-P) to revise and update regulations from the 2006 Final rule for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
President Obama signed the PACE Innovation Act (PIA) into law on Nov. 5, 2015. The new law will allow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop pilot projects based on the successful PACE Model of Care.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a study of for-profit Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) demonstration programs conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS announced that it would no longer take nonprofit or for-profit status into account when accepting and reviewing PACE provider applications.
A study published in The Gerontologist reports that programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE) may be more effective than 1915(c) waiver programs in reducing long-term nursing home utilization, especially for individuals who have cognitive impairment.