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 the 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. 

Please note critical CMS deadlines. 

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

Note: The information provided here is specific to the 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 more information, contact Chris van Reenen.

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