The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released revised instructions for submitting an initial application or a service area expansion application under the Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. The new guidance supersedes all previous application guidance. The changes will be incorporated into the future update to Chapter 17 of the PACE Manual and become effective immediately. For Calendar Year 2015, there are two quarterly application time frames remaining: July 6–10 and October 5–9.
It should be noted the Part D application is now required to be submitted with the initial application—previously, the Part D application could have been submitted following submission of the initial application.
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