AARP Fact Sheet on Medicare Care Coordination and Transitional Care for Chronic Conditions
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
by: VNAA Policy Team

Section: Public Policy and Advocacy

VNAA Board member, Keith Lind, JD, MS, of the AARP Public Policy Institute, recently shared with VNAA a resource that provides information on eight Medicare initiatives to improve care coordination and transitions of care. The document reviews eligibility and funding for each program and notes that the Secretary of Health and Human Services has the authority to expand successful initiatives to the national level.

Included in the AARP fact sheet are profiles of:  
1.    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Partnership for Patients
2.    Medicare Community-based Care Transitions Program
3.    Post-discharge Transitional Care Management
4.    Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program
5.    Home Health Services for Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients
6.    Medicare Independence at Home Demonstration
7.    Patient-centered Medical Homes (Advanced Primary Care Practices)
8.    CMS Innovation Center Initiatives – Testing Medicare Models for Chronic Care Coordination

To read the full fact sheet, please click here.
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