General Notice - June 2021
The Maryland Department of Health (the Department) is excited to announce an upcoming opportunity for PACE organizations to apply to operate in new service areas in Maryland. The Department anticipates accepting up to three additional providers to serve the Baltimore and DC Metro regions. The Department may also consider applications for rural PACE sites.
Coming soon! The solicitation package will be available in the coming months. To prepare for this competitive opportunity, the Department and its partners at the Hilltop Institute at UMBC have compiled a PACE expansion data book (found in the Resources section, below).
Interested providers should contact AJ Safi (email@example.com) to be placed on a listserv when updates are available.
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provides comprehensive medical and social services to eligible individuals who live in the community. Most PACE participants are dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and receive benefits on a capitated basis. To participate in PACE, individuals must meet the following criteria: be at least 55 years old; be certified to need a nursing facility level of care; agree to receive all health and long-term care services from the PACE provider; and have income of no more than 300 percent of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit level for a household of one person and assets no more than $2,000.
Maryland currently operates one PACE site, called Hopkins ElderPlus
, which is approved to serve up to 200 individuals. As a cornerstone approach for integrating care for dual eligibles in the state, the state Medicaid program is favorable to expanding the program to new PACE providers and in the beginning of 2018, updated Maryland regulations to remove limits on the number of PACE programs able to operate. The Department has since received several preliminary inquiries.
This page will provide updates on the status of PACE expansion activities in Maryland.