New Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) begin with a desire to provide high-quality care in the community to older people with chronic needs. Translating this desire into a start-up plan requires a thorough understanding of the PACE model of care, the community a prospective PACE program will serve, and your own organization. NPA offers numerous resources and tools for a provider to understand the PACE model, assess the commitment and capacity of its organization, assess community needs, and move forward with development or expansion of a PACE program.

Understanding the PACE Model

Developing an understanding of the program and service requirements of the PACE model of care, its flexibility, and the stages of development across a team of management and clinical leaders will form a foundation for moving forward within the organization. Learn more.

Assessment Tools

Assessing the needs of your community will help to determine if there is adequate demand to support a new PACE program and will lay the foundation for establishing referral networks that will help the program build census, contract for services to meet PACE participant needs, and foster public support. NPA offers a number of Assessment Tools.

Core Resource Set for PACE

The Core Resource Set for PACE (CRSP) is a compendium of resources for PACE development and expansion. CRSP resources are an NPA membership benefit that assists new and existing providers in PACE development and expansion.

Financial Planning

PACE Financial Planning Tools consist of detailed development case studies, a financial proforma model and the PACE Business Planning Checklist. These tools help organizations assess the viability of developing a PACE program and present their plans for PACE development to others, including external investors. The tools help expanding PACE organizations explain PACE from a financial planning point of view.

PACE Technical Assistance Centers

PACE Technical Assistance Centers (TACs) provide the expertise and guidance in operations, marketing and financing needed to help prospective PACE providers build a successful program. TACs provide support and guidance throughout each phase of the development process.


Occasionally states will issue RFPs to encourage organizations to open PACE programs to serve specific communities.

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