As used in this part, unless the context indicates otherwise, the following definitions apply:
Contract year means the term of a PACE program agreement, which is a calendar year, except that a PACE organization's initial contract year may be from 12 to 23 months, as determined by CMS.
Medicare beneficiary means an individual who is entitled to Medicare Part A benefits or enrolled under Medicare Part B, or both.
Medicaid participant means an individual determined eligible for Medicaid who is enrolled in a PACE program.
Medicare participant means a Medicare beneficiary who is enrolled in a PACE program.
PACE stands for programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly.
PACE center is a facility which includes a primary care clinic, and areas for therapeutic recreation, restorative therapies, socialization, personal care, and dining, and which serves as the focal point for coordination and provision of most PACE services.
PACE organization means an entity that has in effect a PACE program agreement to operate a PACE program under this part.
PACE program means a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly that is operated by an approved PACE organization and that provides comprehensive healthcare services to PACE enrollees in accordance with a PACE program agreement.
PACE program agreement means an agreement between a PACE organization, CMS, and the State administering agency for the operation of a PACE program.
Participant means an individual who is enrolled in a PACE program.
Services includes both items and services.
State administering agency means the State agency responsible for administering the PACE program agreement.
Trial period means the first 3 contract years in which a PACE organization operates under a PACE program agreement, including any contract year during which the entity operated under a PACE demonstration waiver program.