The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
The Program of All-inclusive Care
for the Elderly (PACE) is a managed care model of acute and long-term care that
integrates the provision and financing of medical and long-term care services.
The PACE model is centered on the
belief it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and
their families to be served in the community whenever possible.
The goal is to maximize the participant’s autonomy and ability to reside in
while receiving quality care at lower cost relative to
the Medicare, Medicaid and private-pay traditional payment systems.
Cherokee Elder Care (CEC), Oklahoma’s
first PACE organization opened its doors in August of 2008 in Tahlequah
Oklahoma. CEC is the first PACE organization sponsored by a Native American
tribe in the nation. In January of 2015, Oklahoma opened two additional centers;
Life PACE located in Tulsa and Valir PACE Foundation located in Oklahoma City.
- 55 years or older
- live in the catchment area of the PACE program,
- live safely in the community at the
time of enrollment
- eligible for nursing home care by
the appropriate state agency.
The financial eligibility criteria
and determination process is consistent with the state’s Home and Community
Based Services (HCBS) program, wherein income is equal to or less than 300% of
SSI Medicaid coverage.
PACE receives Medicare and Medicaid capitation payments (dual
capitation) for all participants eligible for services. Persons financially
ineligible for Medicaid pay that amount privately (out-of-pocket).
PACE programs assume full financial risk for participant’s care
without limits on dollars or duration and are responsible for a full range of
An interdisciplinary team,
consisting of professional and paraprofessional staff and the participant,
assesses and discusses the participant’s needs. The team develops a care
plan and thereafter delivers services which are integrated for a seamless
provision of total care.
care, social work and restorative therapy are a few of the services PACE
provides. PACE provides long term care services, such as, transportation, meals
and personal care. Participants can
receive these services at the PACE center, at home and in the hospital.
By delivering all needed medical and
supportive services, the program is able to provide the entire continuum of
care and services to seniors with chronic care needs. Use of preventative and
rehabilitative services can stabilize chronic conditions and prevent or lessen
complications of disease, thereby enhancing participants' lives.
PACE Benefit Package
The PACE benefit package for all participants, regardless of the source of payment,
includes all Medicaid-covered services, as specified in the State's approved
- Adult day care that offers nursing; physical,
occupational, speech and recreational therapies; meals; nutritional
counseling; social work and personal care
- Medical care provided by a PACE physician familiar with the history, needs and
preferences of each participant
- Home health care and personal care
- All necessary prescription drugs
- Social services
- Respite care
- Nursing home care when necessary
- Acute Hospital care
- Medical Specialty services
For information, please contact:
Phone: 918- 664-9000
PACE Foundation |
405 - 609-3600