Medicare and Medicaid
PACE provides comprehensive care
PACE uses Medicare and Medicaid funds to cover all of your medically necessary care and services. You can have either Medicare or Medicaid, or both, to join PACE. You can also pay for PACE privately, if you don’t have Medicare or Medicaid.
What you pay for PACE depends on your financial situation
If you have Medicaid, you won’t have to pay a monthly premium for the long-term care portion of the PACE benefit. If you don’t qualify for Medicaid but you have Medicare, you’ll be charged a monthly premium to cover the long-term care portion of the PACE benefit and a premium for Medicare prescription drug coverage. However, in PACE, there’s never a deductible or copayment for any drug, service, or care approved by the PACE team.
[graphic provided by National PACE Association]