CMS Announces Community-Based Care Transitions Program Webinar July 12

On July 5, CMS announced it will host a webinar July 12 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET entitled “Everything You Wanted to Know to Apply to the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) by September 3, 2012.”  The program offers an opportunity to learn more about CCTP requirements and related information from communities participating in the program and from Innovation Center staff.

Created by the Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148), CCTP tests models for improving care transitions from the hospital to other settings and reducing readmissions for high-risk Medicare beneficiaries.  Applications for the September 20, 2012 application review panel are due by September 3, 2012.  This will be the final review for the CCTP for calendar year 2012.  Future panels may be announced as funding permits.

As a reminder, entities eligible to apply for this program are hospitals with high readmission rates that partner with community-based organizations (CBOs) or CBOs that provide care transition services.  Pharmacists can help these eligible entities meet the goals of this program and are encouraged to promote their inclusion with these entities.  More information about the program and the application process is available on the Innovation Center Web site.