Bureau of Long-Term Care and Support
Cheryl Young, Bureau Chief
The PACE program provides voluntary managed long-term care programs to address the increase in state expenditures for long-term care services and to meet consumer needs. The program is implemented in consultation with the Agency for Health Care Administration. PACE targets individuals eligible for Medicaid nursing home placement, and provides a comprehensive array of home- and community based, long-term care services as well as all Medicare (acute care) services. Services are typically delivered in an adult day health care setting. Read more about this program.
SMMC LTC is designed to provide home and community-based services to Medicaid recipients who are 65 years of age or older, or age 18 or older and eligible for Medicaid by reason of a disability; and determined to require nursing facility level of care. Created by Florida Legislature in 2011, SMMC LTC is a way to receive long-term care services, including nursing home and in-home care services, in a managed care setting. Managed care is a term for the process of how health care organizations manage the way their enrollees receive health care services. Managed care organizations work with different health care providers to offer quality health care services to ensure enrollees have access to the health care providers they need. Read more about this program
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