An option that allows the elderly to live independently on their own while receiving services and supports that meet the health and personal needs of the individual.
Living Independence for the Elderly (LIFE) is a managed care program that provides a comprehensive all-inclusive package of medical and supportive services. The program is known nationally as the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). All of the PACE providers in Pennsylvania have the name ‘LIFE’ in their name. The first programs were implemented in Pennsylvania in 1998.
To be eligible for LIFE, you must:
Services available to you under the LIFE provider include:
Locate a LIFE Provider in your area, or call the toll free Long-Term Living Helpline: 1-800-753-8827.
OADLC Incident Reports:
CMS PACE MANUAL
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National PACE Association Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
National Pace Association
Pennsylvania Life Provider Alliance
Chapter 11 Older Adult Living Centers
BIPA 903 Waiver Requests (from NPA)
Section 903 of the Benefits Improvement and Protection Act (BIPA) of 2000 allows states to modify or waive certain regulatory provisions to meet the needs of PACE organizations. CMS has provided additional guidance on submitting waiver requests in the PACE program. The following:
Apply to be a PACE Provider (from NPA)
Information for providers interested in becoming a PACE provider:
For PACE Providers – Expansion Application Process (from NPA)
PACE organizations can expand their service area or add a new PACE center by submitting a PACE Expansion Application. There are three scenarios under which a PACE provider may expand operations. Each scenario contains a list of steps that must be followed for expansion approval.
PACE Marketing Guidelines Memorandum
CMS Care Planning Guidance
ACT 13 – 1997 Mandatory Abuse Reporting
Older Adults Protective Services Act (OAPSA)
Hearings and Appeals