The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced 17 new sites that were selected to participate in its Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP). CCTP, created from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), tests models for improving care transitions over a five-year program from the hospital to other settings and reducing readmissions for high-risk Medicare beneficiaries.
With the 17 new sites and the first 30 participants, the CCTP now includes 200 acute care hospitals partnering with community-based organizations (CBOs) across 47 sites to provide care transitions services for an estimated nearly 185,800 Medicare beneficiaries annually residing in 21 states, CMS says.
Each site in the CCTP program has the option to renew each year. CMS says it continues to accept new applications. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The final panel review for 2012 will be in September, the agency says.