Home-Focused PACE Model Continues To Gain Traction Across US

A Georgia House Bill that would create a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) was passed by the state senate earlier this month. House Bill 1078 passed in a 49 to 1 senate vote. Specifically, the bill creates a new adult day center licensure exclusion in order to authorize the Department of Community […]

New Bill Seeks To Reduce Challenges For Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries, Expand PACE Model Across US

Individuals who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid make up a sizable portion of the overall home-based care population. Too often, though, this dual status comes with frustrating challenges around care plans and coordination. Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday hopes to reduce some of those frustrations while also creating new […]

How PACE Could Cover More Older Adults

Like other care models that primarily serve seniors, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) has achieved a higher profile following the height of the pandemic. However, there’s still a larger push to expand PACE across the U.S. Currently, there are only 156 PACE organizations operating in 32 states and the District of […]

HHS Committee Pushes For Further PACE Expansion

A new report from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services could be the first step in further expanding the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model nationwide. Specifically, the committee believes that expanding PACE to more rural parts of the U.S. will help close gaps in long-term care. “[We] […]

Why PACE Will Be A Bigger Piece In The Long-Term Care Puzzle In 2023

In the new year, a number of states will expand their Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) efforts. PACE has been touted not only as a major opportunity for home-based care providers, but also a risk- and value-based program that actually works for seniors when done right. During the height of the pandemic, […]

Policy Momentum, PE Interest Could Spur Major Growth for PACE

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model performed especially well amid the COVID-19 emergency. Building off of that momentum, it’s likely that the model will continue to make inroads throughout 2022. “What a great world we’re in for PACE expansion — I think it started with COVID,” Jade Gong, founder and principal […]

Despite Formidable Challenges, PACE Leaders Keep Expansion Dreams Alive

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) concept has gained significant business and policy momentum over the past several months, with recent research also highlighting just how successful programs were at avoiding COVID-19 deaths compared to other care settings. Despite that traction and the model’s clear benefits, PACE still faces a long list […]

InnovAge, National PACE Association Applaud ‘PACE Plus Act’

The scene is set for a possible expansion to Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in the U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania and chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, on Thursday introduced the “PACE Plus Act,” a bill that aims to expand access to PACE across the country. […]

COVID-19 Innovation: PACE Organizations Thriving by Shifting More Care into the Home

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, post-acute care organizations have had to pivot. For Philadelphia-based Mercy LIFE — a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organization within the Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic system — that has meant closing its adult day centers and shifting care into the home for its 800-plus participants. Buses usually used for […]