Piedmont Health Services (PHS) is a Community Health Center in North Carolina with twelve locations across the state, two of which are designated as PACE service sites. Their experience developing and implementing the PACE program has prepared them to take on additional elements of accountable care.
The Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) allows health centers to provide coordinated services for a vulnerable population while learning to accept and manage risk-based contracts. This program as a whole, and the lessons learned in its development, serve as examples for other health centers considering value based payment.
Important NACHC Library Content Note: This technical assistance resource was developed prior to the August 2017 release of the Health Center Compliance Manual by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).