New PACE programs begin with a desire to provide high-quality care in the community to older people with chronic needs. NPA offers numerous resources and tools for providers.
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
The National PACE Association (NPA) has launched the Alliance for PACE Innovation and Quality (APIQ) to support continued advancement of PACE quality, expanded PACE access, and PACE growth.
Building on resources and knowledge developed under the NPA PACE 2.0 initiative, APIQ will provide organizations with individualized support and consultation related to PACE quality and growth. With a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation, West Health, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, in the next year APIQ will be piloting consultation services, at reduced fees for individual organizations, to address these goals.
APIQ services include:
- PACE Quality Recognition Program
- Advisory services and support related to PACE growth, financing, and prospective providers
- Advisory services for State Agencies
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.Learn More
PACE Financial Planning Tools consist of a financial proforma model and other resources. 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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Resources for States
States are an integral part of the three-way partnership with the federal government and PACE providers to provide the option of PACE to its citizens. NPA offers resources to support states in opting to amend their state Medicaid plan for PACE, and for ongoing oversight and monitoring.Learn More