Purpose: To ensure that participants meet the specific enrollment criteria as dictated by the State of Michigan and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CentraCare is a unique comprehensive program that provides medical and supportive services to the frail and elderly as an alternative to nursing home care. The goal of CentraCare is to help individuals remain independent in their own homes and communities and to provide respite and assistance to the family or caregivers when recommended by the interdisciplinary team. CentraCare is seeking to form a partnership with the participant and caregivers to promote independence and quality of life.
Persons wishing to enroll and participate in CentraCare/PACE MUST meet the following four criteria:
- Age 55 or older
- Reside in Calhoun County (all zip codes), Kalamazoo County (all zip codes) or Eastern Van Buren County (zip codes: 49009, 49010, 49026, 49055, 49065, 49067, 49071, 49078, 49079, and 49087)
- Meet Nursing Home Level of Care Guidelines as determined by the State of Michigan
- Determined by the Interdisciplinary Team’s assessments to be able to live safely in the community with the support of CentraCare
CentraCare receives monthly payments from Medicare and Medicaid to cover services for participants. Most participants pay nothing. As a CentraCare participant, all health care services are provided and arranged by your personal care team. PACE participants may be fully liable for the costs of medical services from out-of-network providers without prior authorization with the exception of emergency services.
Assessing eligibility and getting enrolled at CentraCare can take several weeks. CentraCare is not a “sign up
today, start tomorrow” option for care. Please call our Enrollment Coordinators with questions at (269) 441-9313.