PACE: has it changed the chronic care paradigm? Journal Article uri icon



  • The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) grew out of a small community organization in San Francisco and has been replicated by non-profit organizations in a number of other communities across the country. The authors review the successes of PACE as reported in the literature and discuss reasons for its limited growth as well as its significant influence on state and federal long term care policy. They argue that PACE has significantly changed how we think of long term care through its pioneering work fully integrating medical and long term care. PACE has also provided an influential model for breaking down the funding silos that characterize the medical and long term care services arena. State Medicaid agencies and Medicare have learned from PACE. Health plans and private long term insurers may also still learn from PACE. However, the fact that only a little more than 10,000 elders have enrolled in PACE nationwide prevents the authors from finding that PACE has brought about significant structural change in a long term care industry dominated by for-profit nursing homes.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008

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Date in CU Experts

  • November 15, 2013 1:51 AM

Full Author List

  • Lynch M; Hernandez M; Estes C

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  • 3

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1937-1918

Additional Document Info

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  • 3

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