The Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) has been expanded by 17 sites, says CMS.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation reported the expansion last week. The new entries increase the current CCTP sites to 47.
The new entrants are:
Allegheny County Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging (Pennsylvania)
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago (Illinois)
Connecticut Community Care, Inc. (CCCI) (Connecticut)
Eddy Visiting Nurse Association (New York)
Elder Options (Florida)
Greater Miami Coalition to Prevent Unnecessary Rehospitalizations (Florida)
Los Angeles Mid-City Integrated Care Collaborative (California)
Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (Texas)
Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (Minnesota)
Mt. Sinai Hospital (New York)
New York Methodist Hospital (New York)
Northwest Triad Care Transitions Community Program (NTCTCP) (North Carolina)
Oceola-St. Cloud Community-based Care Transitions Coalition (Florida)
San Francisco Transitional Care Program (SFTCP) (California)
Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (Massachusetts)
Visiting Nurse Service of Schenectady & Saratoga Counties, Inc. (VNS) (New York)
Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access (Washington)
CCTP, now in the second year of a projected five-year run, seeks by "encouraging a community to come together and work together to improve quality, reduce cost, and improve patient experience," in order to reduce hospital readmissions and improve care.
For example, the San Francisco Transitional Care Program will "leverage a wide range of community supports to facilitate the continuum of care for an estimated 5,000 Medicare beneficiaries" in collaboration with five local hospitals, says the Center.
The program is open to appropriate community-based organizations (CBOs) or acute care hospitals that partner with CBOs. Apply here.