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CMS Continues Efforts to Improve Quality of Care for People with Medicare

35 Organizations Named in Initiative to Improve Transitions from the Hospital to Home or Other Care Settings

News Release from CMS January 15, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that 35 additional organizations were selected to participate in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP).  New participants will join 47 existing sites, where community-based organizations already working with local hospitals and other health care and social service providers to support Medicare patients who are at increased risk of being readmitted to the hospital while transitioning from hospital stays to their homes, a nursing home, or other care settings. 

A Maui group was among those named. See the below press release on Maui.

“We are excited that these organizations will partner with us by working to improve collaboration among caregivers and providers.” said Marilyn Tavenner, CMS Acting Administrator.  “We are increasing our efforts to reduce costly hospital readmissions that are harmful to patients. Coordinating care among multiple doctors and other providers is an important tool to prevent complications that can arise when a patient leaves a hospital.”

The CCTP was created by the Affordable Care Act and will help community-based organizations and hospitals form partnerships to prevent readmissions after patients leave the hospital.  These new participating sites will work with CMS to provide support for patients as they move from the hospital to other care settings. 

The additional 35 CCTP participants will bring the total to 82 participants providing care transition services to nearly 500,000 beneficiaries in 33 states.  Each participant enters into a two-year agreement with the CMS Innovation Center and will be paid a flat fee per beneficiary for care transition services. 

Under the Affordable Care Act, the program may spend up to $500 million over five years.  Any future opportunities to apply will be posted to innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Partnership-for-Patients/CCTP/.

For more information, visit: http://go.cms.gov/caretransitions.

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CMS Continues Efforts to Improve Quality of Care for People with Medicare

Maui Community Partnership Named in Initiative to Improve Transitions from the Hospital to Home or Other Care Settings

News Release from CMS January 15, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that Maui Community Partnership became one of 35 additional organizations selected to participate in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP). Maui Community Partnership and other new participants will join 47 existing sites, where community-based organizations already working with local hospitals and other health care and social service providers to support Medicare patients who are at increased risk of being readmitted to the hospital while transitioning from hospital stays to their homes, a nursing home, or other care settings.

“We are excited that Maui Community Partnership will partner with us by working to improve collaboration among caregivers and providers.” said Marilyn Tavenner, CMS Acting Administrator.  “We are increasing our efforts to reduce costly hospital readmissions that are harmful to patients. Coordinating care among multiple doctors and other providers is an important tool to prevent complications that can arise when a patient leaves a hospital.”

The CCTP was created by the Affordable Care Act and will help community-based organizations and hospitals form partnerships to prevent readmissions after patients leave the hospital. These new participating sites will work with CMS to provide support for patients as they move from the hospital to other care settings.

The Maui Community Partnership (MCP), led by the Maui County Office on Aging (MCOA), will expand ongoing transitions efforts to reduce Medicare hospital readmissions using the Care Transitions Intervention (CTI) Model. The program will serve eligible beneficiaries from Maui’s primary hospital, Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC). Maui County has unique geographic and cultural challenges, including that of providing support to individuals on three different islands.

The additional 35 CCTP participants will bring the total to 82 participants providing care transition services to nearly 500,000 beneficiaries in 33 states. Each participant enters into a two-year agreement with the CMS Innovation Center and will be paid a flat fee per beneficiary for care transition services.

Under the Affordable Care Act, the program may spend up to $500 million over five years. Any future opportunities to apply will be posted to innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Partnership-for-Patients/CCTP/.

For more information, visit: http://go.cms.gov/caretransitions.

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