“While it is certainly the desire of current and prospective PACE providers to maintain the cost savings of PACE care to the State of Ohio, and in fact it is federally required that the program continues to offer a
cost savings when compared to what would otherwise be paid via Medicaid,” Ms. McCoy stated.
McCoy went on to say, “As PACE is responsible for providing all needed health care services through its fully at-risk care model, if the cost of reimbursement for health services increases, PACE is still responsible for providing care at its current rate. She went on to testify to the facts that as other provider types and insurers rates were increased, PACE was not included in the rate increases in the executive budget proposal. The request is being made that Ohio should engage in PACE rate rebasing annually to ensure the program is being reimbursed appropriately.” To read more testimony, click here: McGregorPACE Ohio House of Representatives