CMS Publishes PACE Final Rule

 CMS Publishes PACE Final Rule– The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule updating and modernizing the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain frail, elderly individuals (many of whom are “dually eligible” for both Medicare and Medicaid) who qualify for nursing home care but can still live safely in the community.  This rule strengthens protections for PACE participants,  provides administrative flexibility  for PACE organizations, and reduces administrative burden for  clinicians. The  RHI Hub provides examples of PACE programs in rural areas as well as toolkits on how to get started.