Community-Based Care Transitions Program Announces New Participating Sites

A second round of participating sites were announced by CMS for the Community Based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) and two teams of providers are in Massachusetts.

Covering the central and western part of the state, the accepted projects are from Elder Services of Berkshire County, which includes Berkshire VNA as a partner, and Elder Services of Worcester, which includes a partnership with Metrowest Home Care & Hospice. A summary of the Berkshire County project has not been posted, but the Worcester/Metro West project summary was posted and notes the prior care transitions experience of Metrowest Home Care & Hospice. That project draws on the home care agency’s experience by including a transition RN, telephonic support above what the Coleman care transition model calls for, and also a palliative care component is implemented when necessary.

CMS continues to accept applications for the CCTP with dates for review listed below. The Home Care Alliance has resources available for any  home care agencies interested in applying or for entities looking to include agencies as partners. Those interested can contact James Fuccione at HCA.

  • March 27, 2012– Applications must be received by March 6th to be considered for this review
  • April 10 – Applications must be received by March 20th to be considered for this review
  • April 26 – Applications must be received by April 5th to be considered for this review
  • May 10 – Applications must be received by April 19th to be considered for this review
  • May 30 – Applications must be received by May 9th to be considered for this review
  • June 11 – Applications must be received by May 21st to be considered for this review
  • June 28 – Applications must be received by June 7th to be considered for this review

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