Sept. 11, 2017: Division of Aging Services Publishes PACE Request for Applications

The Division of Aging Services (DoAS) in the Department of Human Services published a request for applications for new Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in the New Jersey Register.

Specifically, DoAS has identified Ocean and Essex counties for development. Letters of intent are to be submitted electronically to and are due by Dec. 18.

Nonprofit and for-profit entities are eligible to submit a letter of intent as long as they are not currently developing a PACE organization in New Jersey.

DoAS has outlined a seven-step process for PACE applications:

  • Letter of Intent; DoAS will award the service area to the highest scoring applicant. A minimum score of 70 is required for an award to be made. DoAS reserves the right to award the service area to more than one applicant if it determines the area can support more than one PACE organization. This is a new approach by DoAS.
  • Request for Additional Information submission following service area award
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services PACE application
  • Architectural reviews with departments of Health and Consumer Affairs
  • Ambulatory Care Facility Licensure application
  • State readiness review which is done on-site
  • PACE agreements completed with DoAS and CMS. 

The request for applications specifies the steps in detail and includes scoring guidelines for the letters of intent. Letters of intent will be scored on the following parameters: experience providing PACE and/or home and community-based services; proposed arrangements for PACE services; history in the PACE designated service area and financial support for PACE project.