Doctor examing a senior woman in the bedroom - wearing a face mask

InnovAge, the publicly held Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, disclosed this week that state and federal regulators have lifted sanctions at the company’s six Colorado centers. This means that the firm can resume normal enrollment of eligible Colorado seniors at those locations, which are in Aurora, Denver, Lakewood, Northern Colorado, Pueblo and Thornton.

The enrollment sanction release in Colorado follows sanction relief by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ at InnovAge’s PACE center in Sacramento, CA. The company continues to await action from the California Department of Health Care Services. Last year, regulators in those states found the company was not adequately providing services covered under PACE.

“We are extremely honored and excited to resume enrollment of eligible Colorado seniors into the PACE program,” CEO Patrick Blair said in a statement. “What’s more, I couldn’t be more grateful to our InnovAge associates, who have tirelessly focused on improving the level of care and services to our valued participants. Without their dedication to the mission — and heroic efforts — we would not be in this position.”

He added, “At InnovAge I speak for all our associates when I say that we are at the beginning of an ongoing journey of improvement and operational excellence. We will continue to focus on these elements as we fulfill our long-term mission of expanding access to community-based care for more seniors.”

Blair noted in January that following the enrollment freeze, the company has strengthened its compliance program and operations system, helping to tee it up for growth. Future expansion for InnovAge could include a potential deal with MA plans, he said.