CMS Selects 20 Additional Sites for the Community Based Care Transitions Program
Sites Now Total 102 across 40 states
3/7/2013: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its fifth round of funding for 20 additional participants in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP). Authorized by the Affordable Care Act, the CCTP provides funding to test models for improving care transitions for Medicare patients at high risk for readmission by using services to manage patients’ transitions effectively.
With the addition of these 20 sites, the CCTP will provide care transition services to nearly 700,000 Medicare beneficiaries in 40 states across the country. This new batch of grants brings the total number of sites to 102.
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More about the CCTP from CMS:
The Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP), created by Section 3026 of the Affordable Care Act, tests models for improving care transitions from the hospital to other settings and reducing readmissions for high-risk Medicare beneficiaries. The goals of the CCTP are to improve transitions of beneficiaries from the inpatient hospital setting to other care settings, to improve quality of care, to reduce readmissions for high risk beneficiaries, and to document measurable savings to the Medicare program.
Click on the map below to visit the interactive version and learn more about Community-Based Care Transitions participants in your state. In addition to needing advanced care coordination technology from Ankota, these programs offer tremendous opportunities for post acute providers in the respective areas to cooperate with CCTP initiatives to provide services to patients outside of hospital settings. Post acute services like home health nursing, physical and occupational therapies, and DME providers play a critical role in delivering care outside of hospital settings that improves outcomes, reduces readmissions, and lowers overall costs.