The National PACE Association (NPA) works proactively with staff at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and members of Congress who work on policy issues affecting PACE® organizations. Because PACE organizations are innovative programs that work with both the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the PACE Model of Care has its own regulations that govern PACE organization operations.

2019 PACE Final Rule

NPA is pleased to announce that CMS has released the PACE final rule, which was published in the Federal Register on June 3, 2019, with an effective date of Aug. 2, 2019. You can view the NPA analysis of the Final Rule.

For more information, contact Chris van Reenen, vice president of Regulatory Affairs.

Proposed Rule for PACE

CMS released the proposed rule for PACE (CMS-4168-P) in 2016. It was on public display at and was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 16, 2016. CMS also issued a Fact Sheet and Blog Post on the proposed rule.

NPA prepared the following resources:

PACE Regulations and Other Resources

CMS Presentations at 2016 NPA Spring Policy Forum

  • NPA Spring Policy Forum Conference Presentation, by Martha Hennessy, Deputy Director, Division of Medicare Advantage Operations, Medicare Drug & Health Plan Contract Administration Group
  • PACE Medicaid Rate Setting, by Carrie Smith, Division Director, Division of Health Homes, PACE, COB/TPL, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services
  • PACE Audit Process Improvements, by Tamara McCloy, Division of Medicare Health Plans Operations, and Caroline Zeman, Medicare Parts C & D Oversight & Enforcement Group

NPA Comments and Summaries

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