CMS Releases Updates to PACE Enrollment Guidance
Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH)
On December 5, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updates to the enrollment and disenrollment guidance detailed in the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Manual. Most of the updates are revisions necessary to reflect the final June 2019 PACE regulations, published in CMS-4168-F. The regulatory updates cover PACE organization enrollment and disenrollment procedures, timing of the initial comprehensive participant assessment, and timing for both voluntary and involuntary disenrollments. The updates also permit the electronic signature option for PACE enrollment agreements and make minor technical updates, such as making pronouns gender neutral. The guidance is effective immediately and available at PACE Chapter 4-12-05-23.