PACE Innovation Act Passes U.S. House
The PACE Innovation Act will allow the Center for Medicaid Services to test the proven PACE model with new populations, such as younger people with disabilities, individuals at risk for nursing home care, seniors not yet requiring nursing home level of care, and others.
On October 21st, the PACE Innovation Act cleared the House by voice vote and now goes to President Obama, who is expected to sign.
In August, it passed the Senate unanimously. Our thanks again to NC Senator Richard Burr and Representative Renee Ellmers for co-sponsoring the bills.
PACE programs are excited about the possibilities that the PACE Innovation Act affords. Demonstration projects servings these new populations, as well as flexibility in other areas, such as payment arrangements, are just some of the possible projects. Read more at www.npa.org