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Colorado Hospitals Join Forces to Work on Care Transitions for Medicare Patients

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation has announced Colorado as one of 35 new sites to participate in a Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP).  Funding will be provided to the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), the designated Area Agency on Aging in the Denver metro area, and will serve Medicare beneficiaries living in eight counties.

A number of Medicare patients in these counties reside in a Medically Underserved Area or Population. The expansive community partnership works across the care continuum leveraging two health systems and multiple downstream providers such as skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and various non-profit entities.

The hospital partners include Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Medical Center of Aurora, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, Presbyterian/St Luke's Medical Center, North Suburban Medical Center and Rose Medical Center. Collaboration and cooperation among these Colorado hospitals has been underway for some time through the Denver Regional Care Connection program. Funding will support expanding current efforts to ensure appropriate care transitions for patients.

Learn more from the CMS Innovation Center website.