The relationships among PACE organizations, consumers, state and federal governments, and sponsoring organizations are heavily supported by high-quality data collected by PACE organizations. The PACE Community knows the importance of data in supporting day-to-day operations. Participants’ clinical and demographic information, service and utilization data, financial data and staffing levels are just a few of the data sets that PACE organizations rely on each day.

Biannual DataPACE Benchmarking Reports

The National PACE Association (NPA) is extending the release date of the Biannual DataPACE Benchmarking Reports for the first and second quarters of 2017. The reports will be distributed in the last half of the 2018 calendar year.

We hope this delay does not cause any problems for your organization. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Berry McCarthy, senior director of Data and Technical Operations.

Over the years, NPA has made it a long-term strategy to offer and continually enhance its data services to members. In late 2016 the NPA Board of Directors charged the NPA Data Team with the task of improving the abilities, capacities and meaningfulness of NPA benchmark reporting through the PACE Quantum initiative.

To date, the data team has launched the front end of the new DataPACE3 (DP3) benchmark reporting site and worked to develop the PACE Common Data Set, which was the subject of a recent webinar. The team is completing and testing the back-end operations and components of the DP3 system and is in the final stages of developing a DP3 data warehouse and coding the underlying data handling and measure calculation algorithms.

The capabilities of DP3 will far exceed those of the old DataPACE2 system. The capacity and scalability of the new data infrastructure will allow the system to remain state of the art and flexible enough to accept new data sources as they advance, as well as allow for new measure development by the member Quality Measurement Subcommittee for years to come.

NPA appreciates your patience during this time of transition.

PACE Quantum

PACE Quantum is an initiative to integrate siloed data processes to connect quality, policy and data efforts in support of PACE performance, value, awareness, outcomes and advocacy. In recognition of the lack of uniform data across PACE and the growing importance of demonstrating PACE value, quality improvement and PACE organization performance management, NPA has been developing a standardized data set called the Common Data Set (CDS), as well as expanding and improving its benchmarking capabilities. PACE Quantum is the organized strategic effort by NPA to achieve these objectives.

DataPACE3

NPA supports and maintains DataPACE3, a Web-based benchmarking measurement system that is a tool for collecting and processing data in four domains related to participant care:

  • Participants Served
  • Program Growth/Census Data
  • Quality
  • Service Utilization

PACE organizations can use DataPACE3 to analyze their performance relative to other PACE organizations and monitor the progress of their organization over time using the biannual reports. 

Financial Benchmarking

Financial Benchmark Reporting is a member service that allows participating organizations to compare the financial outcomes of their organization to census-based PACE aggregates. Financial benchmarking includes results from surveys that are conducted annually and biennially.

We distribute the following reports:

  • Medicaid Capitation Rate and PACE Data
  • PACE Financial Ratios
  • PACE Staffing Data (biennially)
  • Per Member Per Month (PMPM) Financial Benchmarking

Other PACE Benchmarking

Other Data Collection Efforts that NPA undertakes can inform PACE operations, efficiency and quality, and policy, regulatory and administrative issues.

 

The NPA Data Team is collecting Medicaid Capitation Rate data for 2018. Please submit your data via the link under the Pay Rate Survey heading on the PACE Benchmarking page.

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