Program for All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (PACE) Law and Legal Definition

Program for All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (PACE) is a program under Medicare and Medicaid program. PACE focuses in providing medical support to disabled or weak elderly people living at homes who are eligible for nursing home care. A team of doctors, nurses and other health professionals provides medical and social services for the frail elderly person at an adult day health center, home, or inpatient facilities. They assess participant needs, develop care plans, and deliver all services which are integrated into a complete health care plan. For most patients, the comprehensive service package permits them to continue living at home while receiving services. The services are provided without any limitation or condition as to amount, duration and scope.

Persons eligible for PACE must be at least 55 years of age who lives in the PACE service area. They may have to pay a monthly premium depending on their eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid. PACE receives a fixed monthly payment per enrollee from Medicare and Medicaid