Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations now serve a greater number of older adults with serious mental illness (SMI) than ever before, and increasingly include behavioral health providers in their care teams to meet the complex needs of this population.

This brief, supported by the West Health Policy Center, highlights promising practices for assessment, care planning, and care coordination for older adults with SMI drawn from PACE programs, Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans, and Medicaid plans. These approaches may be helpful for PACE programs seeking to improve or expand the delivery of behavioral health services for older adults with SMI.