Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a program designed to offer comprehensive health services and in-home care, including supportive services to help individuals maintain independence in the community for as long as possible. It is only open to dual eligible individuals, receiving both Medicare and Health First Colorado (Medicaid) who are over age 55 (including those disabled Medicare beneficiaries between 55 and 65).

PACE is funded as a capitated health plan through Medicare for Medicaid clients. The program is subcontracted out for the full continuum of care. Colorado PACE Providers

County  PACE OrganizationPhone Number 
Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, JeffersonInnovAge Greater Colorado PACE720-974-2411
Northern ColoradoInnovAge Greater Colorado PACE970-663-9168
Boulder, Weld (Southwest)TRU Community Care/TRU PACE303-665-0115
PuebloInnovAge Greater Colorado PACE719-553-0400
 El PasoRocky Mountain PACE719-314-2327
 DeltaSenior CommUnity Care/VOANS PACE970-835-8500
 MontroseSenior CommUnity Care/VOANS PACE970-252-0522

Individuals enroll in PACE.  Beneficiaries are required to use the provider’s network of physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and other professionals. This also means there is a formulary for drug benefits for PACE.

The Health Care Team at the administering agency must coordinate health care services, assess the participant’s needs regularly, develop and monitor a care plan, provide direct services, coordinate outpatient services and inpatient hospitalizations, contract with specialty physicians and providers and support community-based living where appropriate. Each participant is assigned a primary care staff member who is the main contact for that participant’s care. The agency must operate at least one Adult Day Center (with hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm M-F).

Services Provided

Adult Day ServicesGeneral medical/specialist care (including checkups)
Nursing care
Personal care (grooming, toileting, bathing)
Meals and snacks
Medical social services and discharge planning
Physical, occupational and speech thereapy
Prosthetics and orthotics
Foot care
Dietary counseling
Lab tests, x-rays and other tests
Medical and personal care supplies
Durable medical equipment
Eye care (checkups, treatments, glasses, repairs)
Hearing services (tests, hearing aids, repairs)
Psychiatric services (evaluation, consultation, diagnosis, treatment)
Blood and blood products
Oxygen
Special CareAnesthesiology
Oral surgery
Audiology
Otorhinolarynology
Cardiology
Orthopedic surgery
Dentistry
Plastic surgery
Deratology
Pharmacy consulting services
Gastroenterology
Podiatry
Gynecology
Psychiatry
Internal medicine
Pulmonary care
Nephrology
Rheumatology
Neurosurgery
Oncology
General surgery
Opthalmology
Thoracic and vascular surgery
Urology
Home Care ServicesSkilled nursing services
Home delivered meals
Physical, speech and/or occupational therapies
Medical social services
Personal care services
Homemaker/chore services
Hospital ServicesSemi-private rooms and meals
General medical and nursing services
Medical/surgical, intensive care, coronary care
Laboratory tests, x-rays and other tests
Prescribed drugs, medications and supplies
Hospital day treatment/outpatient treatment
Blood and blood products
Physical and occupational therapies
Surgical care, including anesthesia
Emergency room and ambulance services
Social services and discharge planning
Nursing Home ServicesSemi-private rooms and meals (private only when medically necessary)
Doctor and nursing services
Long-term nursing care
Respite care
Short-term acute illness care
Personal care and assistance
Prescribed drugs and medicines
Physical, occupational and speech therapy
Medical social services
Medical supplies and equipment
TransportationTo and from adult day/health center
To and from medical appointments
Ambulance services to emergency room
Other transportation as approved by care team

For more information on PACE, please contact us at 303-333-3482.