42 CFR 460.12 - Application requirements.
(i) Beginning on November 24, 1999, CMS accepts applications from entities that meet the requirements for priority consideration in processing of applications.
(ii) Beginning on January 10, 2000, CMS accepts applications from entities that meet the requirements for special consideration in processing applications.
(b) State assurance. An entity's application must be accompanied by an assurance from the State administering agency of the State in which the program is located indicating that the State -
(1) Considers the entity to be qualified to be a PACE organization; and
(2) Is willing to enter into a PACE program agreement with the entity.