COVID-19 Innovation: PACE Organizations Thriving by Shifting More Care into the Home

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, post-acute care organizations have had to pivot.

For Philadelphia-based Mercy LIFE — a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organization within the Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic system — that has meant closing its adult day centers and shifting care into the home for its 800-plus participants. Buses usually used for senior transportation have been turned into meal delivery vehicles, while normally in-person therapy services have been largely shifted to a virtual model.

Despite all the changes, Mercy LIFE has seen no meaningful disruptions to reimbursement. That’s unlike most of the post-acute care world,

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