Collaborative Solution Improves Success of Transitional Care of High-Risk Medicare Patients
In 2011, the federal government launched the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP), part of the Affordable Care Act, to reduce the 30-day hospital readmission rate for high-risk Medicare beneficiaries by ensuring a successful transition from hospital care back to the community. CCTP aims to achieve four primary goals: reduce hospital readmissions, test sustainable funding streams for care transition services, maintain or improve quality of care, and document measurable savings to the Medicare program. Under CCTP, community-based organizations (CBOs) provide a range of care services to effectively manage, educate and support consumers during the 30-day transition period. Providing consumers with these tools and education needed to complement traditional supports ultimately results in a successful transition back into community.
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Using Harmony for Care Transitions enables CBOs and hospitals to secure available program funds and to collaboratively create, plan, and deliver high-quality transitional care. With Harmony, CBOs are able to create transition care plans and manage and track transitions in a step-by-step collaboration with hospitals. Organizations can then easily report on processes and measure outcomes to monitor the success of transition programs.