Will Growing Pains Hamper PACE?

A program aimed at keeping low-income older adults out of nursing homes is poised for rapid growth over the next 18 months, but could face challenges as it expands into new states and rural communities. Massachusetts, Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon, Kentucky and Maryland are expanding Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Illinois will launch the care model this year in five locations and legislation to fund PACE is pending in Minnesota and Connecticut. The high cost of operating PACE, uncertainty over state funding and staffing shortages are raising concerns from the National PACE Association that some states could run into trouble if they expand the program too quickly.

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Source: https://www.modernhealthcare.com/providers/pace-expansions-rural-programs-kentucky-medicaid

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