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Community-Based Care Transitions looks weak so far

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The CMS Innovation Center’s five-year Community-based Care Transitions Program shows slow results so far.

The national demonstration program will spend up to $300 million “enlisting community agencies to work with hospitals to help patients build skills and find resources to prevent repeat hospital visits. The CMS Innovation Center had targeted area agencies on aging to participate,” Modern Healthcare reports.

“But an evaluation conducted for the Innovation Center by the consulting firm Econometrica found just four of 47 agencies studied succeeded in reducing readmission rates against a comparison group. ”

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