CMS Innovation Center Community-Based Care Transitions Program Reminder

Created by the Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148), the Community-Based Care Transitions Program (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 Website.

June 13, 2012