The federal government has offered an initiative program to help patients covered by Medicare get better faster after they are discharged from the hospital. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved three local healthcare organizations. St. Mary’s Healthcare is part of the North Eastern New York Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP), a consortium of 16 upstate New York hospitals and healthcare organizations, which serve people in ten counties from the Vermont and Canadian borders south and west to Schenectady and Amsterdam.
The CCTP is an initiative of the Partnership for Patients, a nationwide public-private partnership launched in April 2011 that aims to cut preventable errors in hospitals by 40 percent and reduce preventable hospital readmissions by 20 percent over a three-year period. CCTP’s goals are to reduce hospital readmissions, test sustainable funding streams for care transition services, maintain or improve the quality of care, and document measurable savings to the Medicare program.
For more information on the Care Transitions Coach program call (518) 774-4596, or use the form below to send us email.
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