Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Final Rule
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
On May 28, CMS finalized a rule to update and modernize the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). PACE provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain frail, elderly individuals who qualify for nursing home care but, at the time of enrollment, can still live safely in the community. The majority of participants are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
The final rule revises and updates the requirements for the PACE program under Medicare and Medicaid, including:
Strengthening protections and improving care for participants
Providing administrative flexibility and regulatory relief for organizations
The changes will provide greater operational flexibility, remove redundancies and outdated information, and codify existing practice.
For More Information:
See the full text of this excerpted CMS Fact Sheet (issued May 28).