Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Last week, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced 23 additional participants for the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP). These participants will join seven other community-based organizations already working with local hospitals and other health care and social service providers to support high-risk Medicare patients in maintaining the healing process as they transition from hospital stays to home, a nursing home, or other care setting.

The CCTP is an initiative of the Partnership for Patients, a nationwide public-private partnership that aims to cut preventable errors in hospitals by 40 percent and reduce preventable hospital readmissions by 20 percent over a three-year period. CCTP’s goals are to reduce hospital readmissions, test sustainable funding streams for care transition services, maintain or improve quality of care and document measureable savings to the Medicare program.

The Community-based Care Transitions Program will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 27th, from 3:00pm-4:30pm EDT, to allow stakeholders to hear directly from some of the newly selected sites. CMS Innovation Center staff will provide additional information about the program and will be available to answer questions.

WHAT: Community-based Care Transitions Program Webinar
WHEN: Tuesday, March 27th 3:00pm-4:30pm EDT
WHERE: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=85800

Participants are strongly encouraged to use the web link for full access to the presentation. If you are unable to hear audio via your computer speakers or would prefer to listen via the telephone, please dial 877-249-8016 and enter code 31613148#.

More information on the CCTP is available at: http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Partnership-for-Patients/CCTP/index.html.

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