PACE Application Process and Requirements

Initial applicants and existing PACE organizations seeking to expand a geographic service area and/or open a new PACE center must submit their applications electronically through CMS’ Health Plan Management System (HPMS).  The initial and Service Area Expansion (SAE) applications are largely attestation-based accompanied by a series of uploaded documents as specified in the application. 

Critical deadlines for applications submitted in 2017 are included in the Jan. 17, 2017 guidance listed below. 

Refer to the following resources for a complete explanation of the initial and SAE application process and requirements:

Please note that the information provided here is specific to CMS' application process.  The state application process for PACE varies by state.  Applicants should work closely with their state to ensure state application requirements for PACE are followed.  Applicants must be prepared to include a State Assurance with the application as required by CMS. 

For questions or more information please contact Chris van Reenen.

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