CMS Publishes PACE RFI Comments

 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the comments received from stakeholders in response to the Request for Information (RFI) released December 23, 2016 on potential model tests using the authority provided by the PACE Innovation Act of 2015. CMS received comments from a wide range of stakeholders, including states, beneficiary advocates, PACE organizations, and other providers and is continuing to review the comments received to inform potential model development under the PACE Innovation Act.

 The PACE Innovation Act provides authority to waive certain provisions of Section 1934 of the Social Security Act to test application of PACE-like models for additional populations, including populations under the age of 55 and those who do not qualify for a nursing home level of care, under Section 1115A of the Social Security Act. Comments to the RFI were due February 10, 2017.