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New Community-based Care Transitions Program Sites Announced
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today 17 sites selected to participate in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP). Together with 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.
The CCTP is a five-year program created by the Affordable Care Act. Participants sign two-year program agreements with CMS, with the option to renew each year for the remainder of the program, based on their success. As of the date of this announcement, CMS continues to accept applications and approve participants on a rolling basis as long as funds remain available.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The final panel review for 2012 will be in September. Applications from interested parties must be received by September 3rd to be considered for this panel review. Future panels may be announced as funding permits.
For more information on CCTP, including information on all 47 program sites, visit go.cms.gov/caretransitions.
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