Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, is a managed care model that provides participants with all of their needed health care, medical care and ancillary services in acute, sub-acute, institutional and community settings. Services include primary and specialty care, adult day health services, personal care services, inpatient hospital, prescription drug, occupational and physical therapies and nursing home care.
Ohio's PACE site is in Cleveland, managed by McGregor PACE Center for Senior Independence, who receives full capitation from both Medicare and Medicaid. They have an inter-disciplinary team that directs and provides the care of their participants. The site pools its resources to pay for whatever services an individual needs, including services not otherwise covered by Medicare or Medicaid. This flexibility enables them to be proactive in their care of participants.
To be eligible for PACE, participants must be age 55 or older, live in the Cleveland area and, if seeking Medicaid assistance, qualify for coverage under the institutional financial eligibility standards (participants can be private-pay). To determine if you may be eligible for Medicaid, visit Ohio Benefits. Participants also must need an intermediate or skilled level of care and be willing to receive all of their care from PACE program providers. In addition, participants must be able to remain safely in a community setting at the time of initial enrollment.
Program Profile: PACE
To learn more about PACE and inquire about availability and eligibility, contact:
Serving Cuyahoga County
2373 Euclid Heights Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106