Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
This section highlights LeadingAge members who are part of the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) initiative, which serves nursing-home certified patients who have chosen to live in the community and enroll in these innovative programs that integrate Medicare and Medicaid services.
There are now 103 Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly in 31 states. In 2014, the Blue Ridge PACE, in Charlottesville, VA; Huron
Valley PACE, in Ypsilanti Township, MI; Mercy Life, in West
Springfield, MA; and Senior Total Life Care in Gastonia, NC, opened. Over the past 6 years the number of Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly more than doubled.
On December 12, Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Mike Bennet (D-CO) included a Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)-related amendment to the Medicare physician payment bill (SGR) that was being marked up by the Senate Finance Committee.
Draft guidance on the application process for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) was issued Nov. 25 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The draft guidance proposes establishing structured application timeframes for CMS receipt and review of applications.
Unfortunately for elders with skilled care needs in Vermont, the Program of All Inclusive Care For the Elderly in Rutland and Colchester, VT is closing in the Spring. 12 of the 15 rural PACE are still serving clients, and there continues to be significant growth in PACE throughout the country.
Let's add another Program of All-inclusive Care for Elderly (PACE) to the list of the existing 88 PACE programs operating in 29 states. Another 18 new PACE are in the pipeline. Los Angeles Jewish Home opened the Brandman Centers for Senior Care (BCSC).