In an October 19th, 2015 article in McKnights, Jade Gong MBA, RN, Principal at Jade Gong and Associates discusses how Programs of All Inclusive care for the Elderly have the potential to significantly expand the number of individuals that they serve. Today PACE has 116 programs in 32 states serving 35,000 beneficiaries. These PACE programs are growing and new PACE programs are being developed.
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.