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Community Based Care: CMS Funds First Awards for Transition Programs

by Published On: Nov 22, 2011

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the first sites selected for the Community Based Care Transition Program (CCTP). The announcement included program agreements with 7 agencies in 6 states. 

We congratulate Council of Jewish Elderly SeniorLife, a member of LeadingAge and Life Services Network of Illinois,  for being chosen as one of the Community Based Care Transition Programs. 

The Council for Jewish Elderly in Chicago is partnering with Northwestern Memorial, Saint Joseph Hospital, and Saint Francis Hospital and working closely with Area Agencies on Aging in Chicago and suburbs, local Care Coordination Units (CCU), and the Illinois Quality Improvement Organization (IFMC).  

About the Community Based Care Transitions Program

The Community Based Care Transitions Program is an initiative of the Partnership for Patients, a new public-private partnership created by the Affordable Care Act. 

CCTP’s goals are to: 

  • Reduce hospital readmissions.
  • Test sustainable funding streams for care transition services.
  • Maintain or improve quality of care.
  • Document measurable savings to the Medicare program. 

We encourage LeadingAge members with innovative care transition programs  to work with their local Area Agencies on Aging and hospitals to apply for the Community Based Care Transition Program.  


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