House Bill Directs CMS to Issue Long-Delayed Pace Rule
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 4:17 PM
Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) might finally receive its final rules this year as a bill is making its way through the House of Representatives.
PACE programs are designed to keep individuals at home instead of in a nursing home. The idea is that by offering wrap around care, the individual can stay at home with a greater level of comfort and satisfaction while keeping overall health system costs down.
“PACE is relatively small in scale, with about 45,000 in total enrollments across 31 states. However, the program has generated interest as a more person-centered model of care delivery, which also helps people to age in place. Yet the program has been in regulatory limbo for about two years.”
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