The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) to provide comprehensive medical and social services to certain frail, elderly people (participants) still living in the community. Most of the participants who are in PACE are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
For many years Lumina HealthCare has partnered with PACE organizations throughout California. Lumina arranges for care (both dental and podiatric) for the majority of PACE participants in California.
PACE programs provide services primarily in an adult day health center and are supplemented by referral services in accordance with the enrollee’s needs. In many instances the center furnishes fully equipped dental suites utilized by Lumina’s contracted providers.