Modern, Collaborative CCTP Solution Will Help Reduce Hospital Readmissions for High-Risk Medicare Beneficiaries in Louisiana
RESTON, VA – February 27, 2014 – Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (Harmony), the leader in integrated health and human services management, announced today that the Capital Area Agency on Aging in Louisiana has selected the Harmony for Care Transitions solution to operationalize the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) grant to increase the number of successful care transitions for high-risk Medicare beneficiaries. This announcement follows a number of key care transitions wins including Eastern Virginia Care Transitions Partnership, Maui County Office on Aging, and the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging.
The CCTP was launched in 2011 as part of the Affordable Care Act to improve transitions of Medicare beneficiaries from inpatient hospital setting to other care settings, reduce readmissions for high risk beneficiaries, and document measurable savings to the Medicare program. Under this program, 102 community-based organizations (CBOs) will use care transition services to effectively manage Medicare patients’ transitions and improve their quality of care.
“The CCTP is critical to increasing the number of successful transitions from the hospital to other settings by facilitating collaboration among all parties involved in the care that a patient receives after leaving the hospital,” said Joseph Sander, president and chief executive officer of Harmony. “With Harmony for Care Transitions, Capital Area Agency on Aging will be well equipped to deliver and track high quality care to Medicare beneficiaries in their homes upon hospital discharge thereby, reducing the risk of readmission.”
Harmony for Care Transitions is a purpose-built solution that enables CBOs to plan, track, manage and report on the services they provide and to provide a comprehensive view of consumers across all programs that serve them. Using Harmony for Care Transitions, CBOs can easily identify and track all care transitions episodes separate from other programs within one single database, eliminating siloes, using processes and workflows consistent with other programs. Harmony for Care Transitions tracks all required follow ups in a single database and provides powerful assessment tools to track how a consumer’s condition has changed during the episode and ensure that proper care is provided immediately to prevent hospital readmission, ultimately resulting in successful transition and maximized reimbursement.
For more information about the Harmony for Care Transitions solution, visit: http://www.mediware.com/ltss/solutions/care-transitions/
About Mediware Information Systems, Inc.
Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (Harmony), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based long-term care software, helps state and local agencies collaborate with caregivers and service delivery organizations to empower consumers to thrive in their homes and communities. Harmony’s smart applications for managing Medicaid, Medicare, and Older Americans Act-funded programs are continually updated to comply with policy changes and industry best practices to provide high-quality long-term services and supports to the disabled and the aging. The result is a breakthrough in care coordination that reduces operational costs, ensures rapid reimbursements, and optimizes outcomes. Mediware is recognized as the most scalable, robust, and dependable platform provider in the industry and is in use at 40 state-level agencies by more than 25,000 users. For more information, visit www.Mediware.com.