AB 1022 – California

Status: In Process
Year Introduced: 2023
Link: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202320240AB1022

Medi-Cal: Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Existing federal law establishes the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which provides specified services for older individuals at a PACE center so that they may continue living in the community. Federal law authorizes states to implement PACE as a Medicaid state option. Existing state law establishes the California Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE program) to provide community-based, risk-based, and capitated long-term care services as optional services under the state’s Medi-Cal state plan. Existing law requires the department to develop and pay capitation rates to entities contracted through the PACE program using actuarial methods and that reflect the level of care associated with the specific populations served pursuant to the contract. Existing law authorizes a PACE organization approved by the department to use video telehealth to conduct initial assessments and annual reassessments for eligibility for enrollment in the PACE program.
This bill, among other things relating to the PACE program, would require those capitation rates to also reflect the frailty level and risk associated with those populations. The bill would also expand an approved PACE organization’s authority to use video telehealth to conduct all assessments, as specified.

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