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Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) 

Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a State Plan program that provides comprehensive care that allows frail elderly participants to live within their communities. PACE serves individuals 55 and older who meet nursing home level of care.

A team, including a physician, registered nurse, therapists and other health professionals, assesses the participant's needs, develop a comprehensive plan of care and provide total care for the participant. Generally, services are provided in an adult day health center, but also may be provided in the participant's home, hospital, long- term care facility, or nursing home. There is no co-pay, deductible or limit on services authorized by the Interdisciplinary Team.

Enrollment is voluntary, and once enrolled, PACE becomes the sole source of all Medicare and Medicaid covered services, as well as any other items or medical, social or rehabilitation services the PACE interdisciplinary team determines an enrollee needs. If a participant requires placement in a nursing home, PACE is responsible and accountable for the care and services provided and evaluates the participant's condition. For this care the PACE organization receives a fixed monthly payment from Medicare and Medicaid for each participating beneficiary.

Applying for PACE