PACE@CHCs is a unique collaborative program offering trainings, resources, and assistance to help health centers develop a better understanding of the PACE model. The FQHC tradition of understanding the communities they serve, innovating service delivery, and collaborating with community partners provides a strong foundation for adding PACE programs to serve the growing 55+ population.
What is PACE?
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a national program that provides a comprehensive package of services to help enable elders to successfully remain in their homes. The program provides services to accommodate all aspects of the patient’s health including medical transportation, implementation of safety measures, and provision of food through meal services. PACE coordinates and provides high-quality preventive, primary, acute, and long-term care and social services for frail, community-dwelling elderly individuals, most of whom are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
PACE interdisciplinary care teams provide care for enrollees, coordinating with the team and families to solve problems as the conditions and needs of each individual change—all with the objective of allowing the patient to live independently in the community for as long as possible. The financing model combines capitated payments from Medicare and Medicaid (and sometimes private insurance) to deliver all services participants need rather than limit them to those reimbursable under fee-for-service plans. Currently, there are approximately 124 PACE programs across the country. Eight are run by FQHCs in three states: California, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. The FQHC tradition of understanding the communities they serve, innovating service delivery, and collaborating with community partners provides a strong foundation for adding PACE programs to serve the growing 55+ population, which has increased 80% since 2010.
Benefits of PACE
What is PACE@CHCs
PACE@CHCs is a a unique collaborative program offering trainings, resources, and assistance to help health centers develop a better understanding of the PACE model. PACE@CHCs is a partnership between Capital Link, The Galway Group, the National PACE Association, and the National Association of Community Health Centers. Funding for webinar and in-person trainings is provided by The Retirement Research Foundation.
Trainings and Resources
Via training sessions offered by webinar and at industry conferences, PACE@CHCs partners provide information on topics including the mission and design of PACE initiatives, options for financing PACE programs at FQHCs, payment and long-term sustainability, and best practices for collaborating with community partners.
Looking at PACE....An Opportunity for Community Health Centers
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Learn more about Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and the benefits of implementing the program
at your health center from a mission and financial perspective. PACE programs support the growing population of
patients aged 55 and older with chronic conditions while supporting their independent living in the community.
Co-presented by Capital Link and The Galway Group, this session will also provide attendees with an
overview of the resources and technical assistance services available to support health centers through this
complex but valuable implementation process.
Presenters: Allison Coleman, CEO, Capital Link, Jack Cradock, Principal, The Galway Group, Dan Driscoll,
Senior Consultant, The Galway Group and Judy Baskins, Senior Consultant, The Galway Group
Listen to a recording of our recent webinar and view presentation slides from our recent trainings:
Webinar - Looking at PACE...An Opportunity for Community Health Centers
Presentation - Feasibility Assessments for FQHC-Sponsored PACE Programs
March 27-30, 2019, NACHC Policy & Issues Forum 2019, Washington, DC
Resource - Self-Assessment Tool
Organizational and market self-assessment for health centers considering PACE
Advice and Assistance
FQHC experts with PACE experience from The Galway Group and Capital Link offer advice and technical assistance relating to:
Making the Decision
Preparing for Operations