For the purposes of this article, the following words have the following meanings:
(1) DEPARTMENT. The State Department of Revenue.
(2) FISCAL YEAR. An accounting period of 12 months beginning on the first day of the first month of the state fiscal year.
(3) MEDICAID PROGRAM. The medical assistance program as established in Title XIX of the Social Security Act and as administered in the State of Alabama by the Medicaid Agency pursuant to executive order and Title 560 of the Alabama Administrative Code.
(4) PACE PROVIDER. PACE means a provider under the federal Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly operated by a public, private, nonprofit, or proprietary entity, as permitted by federal law as defined at 42 C.F.R. §460.6, as amended and supplemented.