CMS Community Based Care Transitions Program Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released more deadlines where they will be reviewing applications for the Community-Based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) and also announced seven accepted applications and further guidance on crafting a successful application.

The new panel review dates as well as those previously announced that are coming up are as follows:

  • January 12 & 13, 2012 – Applications must be received by December 22nd to be considered for this review.
  • January 31 & February 1 – Applications must be received by January 11th to be considered for this review.
  • February 17 & 20 – Applications must be received by January 30th to be considered for this review.

The CCTP Program fact sheet is helpful in that it contains a lot of the information in the Q&A’s, but in a more concise document. The document is mostly a reiteration of the program requirements and what CMS is looking for in an application.

The seven sites that are the first to be awarded include one program in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore of Massachusetts. CMS and all seven sites will be part of  a conference call on Tuesday, November 29th from 1:00pm-2:30pm to allow stakeholders to hear directly from some of the newly selected sites. CMS staff will be available to answer questions. Call in #: (800) 837-1936 Conference ID: 29693317.

If any home care agencies are interested in pursuing or continuing to pursue this opportunity, please contact the Home Care Alliance for assistance.

Return to www.thinkhomecare.org.

 

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