CMS Submits Report to Congress on the PACE For-Profit Demo
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) submitted its final report on the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) for-profit demo study to Congress on June 2, 2015. The findings of the study concluded no differences between the for-profit demo PACE organizations and nonprofit PACE organizations.
Due to the findings, CMS will no longer require nonprofit status of organizations working to develop new PACE programs; however, PACE organizations must meet all applicable state and local laws and requirements. States will decide if they support for-profit sponsorships and will continue to have authority over approval of for-profit sponsors.
Impact of Report
With the CMS non-profit status requirement lifted, it will now be possible for more organizations to pursue sponsorship of PACE programs in those states allowing it.
Health Dimensions Group is a National PACE Association Technical Assistance Center. Our technical assistance team has the expertise to assist prospective PACE sponsors and operational PACE programs in the operations and growth of their programs, from feasibility through successful start-up and implementation.