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  • budget – MediCaring.org
    costs that you did not cover The greater the volume the more spread out your costs will be One way of improving your volume estimate is getting a good approximation for the acceptance rate into the program which can be based on previous experience Many programs initially have very high refusal rates but usually you can decrease that over time Although the budget worksheet does not include a place for an acceptance rate you could modify your entry on Row B and then enter the explanation in an accompanying footnote Not to exceed budget is another aspect that might cause some confusion Basically your not to exceed budget is the money CMS will set aside for your entire program Remember that the budget you are proposing is for five years There might be changes in your program over this time period only some of which you could predict For example you might be able to streamline your intervention over the first two years or you might predict an increase in patient volume You could write in these predicted changes with a modification on Row M and then enter the explanation in an accompanying footnote The aim of the program is to be integrated as a permanent part of Medicare and to this end it allows and encourages learning throughout the program However the degree of flexibility is unknown Here is the link to the powerpoint presentation from the meeting on 7 12 11 http medicaring org wp content uploads 2011 07 CCTP Budget Proposal pptx This is a collaborative effort and the above suggestions would not have been available if not for care transitions teams sharing their experience So any comments questions or modifications to our suggestions are encouraged Please send your response to email protected Key words section 3026 applicants Affordable Care Act ACA medicare budget worksheet financing CCTP care transitions patient volume rate per eligible beneficiary IHI Triple Aim ONC Beacon community based organizations Tips on blended rate for 3026 applicants Posted by Harshika Satyarthi on July 11 2011 No Responses Tagged with Affordable Care Act budget care transitions Coleman Model community based evidence based hospital readmissions measurement rehospitalization Section 3026 Jul 11 2011 Since many potential applicants are now figuring out how to use the financial template for Community Based Care Transitions Program CCTP funding as mentioned in our previous blog at http medicaring org 2011 07 08 community based care transitions program e2 80 93 section 3026 funding here are some suggestions on mapping out a successful care transition model utilizing blended rate First realize that all payments are to the Community Based Organization and must be paid per eligible beneficiary Second the worksheet provided by CMS must be used to convey the proposed blended rate the worksheet can be found at http www cms gov DemoProjectsEvalRpts downloads CCTP ApplicationBudgetWorksheet zip You ll need to have enough experience in providing care transition services to estimate your population and costs in order to be successful in getting

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  • CBO – MediCaring.org
    volume estimate is getting a good approximation for the acceptance rate into the program which can be based on previous experience Many programs initially have very high refusal rates but usually you can decrease that over time Although the budget worksheet does not include a place for an acceptance rate you could modify your entry on Row B and then enter the explanation in an accompanying footnote Not to exceed budget is another aspect that might cause some confusion Basically your not to exceed budget is the money CMS will set aside for your entire program Remember that the budget you are proposing is for five years There might be changes in your program over this time period only some of which you could predict For example you might be able to streamline your intervention over the first two years or you might predict an increase in patient volume You could write in these predicted changes with a modification on Row M and then enter the explanation in an accompanying footnote The aim of the program is to be integrated as a permanent part of Medicare and to this end it allows and encourages learning throughout the program However the degree of flexibility is unknown Here is the link to the powerpoint presentation from the meeting on 7 12 11 http medicaring org wp content uploads 2011 07 CCTP Budget Proposal pptx This is a collaborative effort and the above suggestions would not have been available if not for care transitions teams sharing their experience So any comments questions or modifications to our suggestions are encouraged Please send your response to email protected Key words section 3026 applicants Affordable Care Act ACA medicare budget worksheet financing CCTP care transitions patient volume rate per eligible beneficiary IHI Triple Aim ONC Beacon community based organizations Overview of the Community based Care Transitions Program Posted by Les Morgan on April 27 2011 No Responses Tagged with Accountable Care Act care transitions CBO CMS discharge planning quality improvement Apr 27 2011 Download our new overview of the Community based Care Transitions Program CCTP which provides funding for improving hospital discharges This summary by Joanne Lynn covers an overview of how Community Based Organizations CBOs can improve hospital discharges by getting funding under Section 3026 of the Accountable Care Act Download Summary of the Community based Care Transitions Program docx Word 2010 format The summary includes some initial recommendations on how to make the program work specific comments on how the CBO must be set up what a root cause analysis is and why you need one requirements for informed consent and who you should target Pay special attention to the section on what determines funding past the first two years which first and foremost demands evidence of improvement Aside from that no brainer other criteria include whether or not the coalition complied with all the other requirements and evidence that the members of the coalition play well together The overview summarizes the outcome and

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  • Tips on blended rate for 3026 applicants – MediCaring.org
    seems to have you divide the target population into three groups low complexity transitions medium complexity transitions and high complexity transitions Then estimate the N the acceptance rate and the total costs for each of the three populations over a year Remember that CMS has said that initial training of staff and trips to meetings in Baltimore are not included in the budget they must be covered from other funds or from indirects If a community finds it appealing to stratify as we suggest then the blended rate is set by the number of people in the population segment the likely complete refusal rate and the costs of serving this population In order to be effective you will want to drive down the refusal rate wherever possible and again experience will be helpful One possibility for increasing patient compliance is by creating a patient centered and patient friendly intervention by improving cultural competency of all staff workers Getting endorsement of relevant community leaders could also help mitigate refusal rate We also recommend incorporating maximum family input to optimize care transitions and thereby reducing not only avoidable hospital readmissions but also generating Medicare savings This piece was written in collaboration with Dr Joanne Lynn We are very interested in your experience and thoughts and in some real examples to share Please respond to this blog or send along info to email protected Key words care transitions blended rate Medicare savings 3026 Coleman model hospital readmissions Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Community Based Care Transitions Program Section 3026 funding Applying Ostrom s

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  • Community-Based Care Transitions Program – Section 3026 funding – MediCaring.org
    that serve the medically underserved small communities or rural areas Financing Foremost this is not a grant Payment is based on a blended rate proposed in the response to the solicitation paid per eligible discharge and heavily based on the type of intervention The blended rate can reflect different costs for different categories of patients and can include such elements as ongoing supervision monitoring administrative costs and so on Most important however it does not include initial training Sites must have some previous experience with care transitions so they must have paid for initial training CMS payment also cannot directly support travel expenses for attending the required meetings in Baltimore the cost of this must come from some other source Applicants are required to use the worksheet provided by CMS for a link to the worksheet see http www cms gov DemoProjectsEvalRpts downloads CCTP ApplicationBudgetWorksheet zip No payments will be made more than once in 6 months for each beneficiary In other words CMS will not pay for re treatment of patients for whom first efforts to prevent rehospitalization failed Keep in mind that although the program will run for 5 years the initial award is only for 2 years with possibility of renewal annually thereafter Intervention CCTP interventions must target Medicare beneficiaries who are at high risk for readmissions based on criteria provided by HHS or for substandard care post hospitalization Interventions cannot duplicate already required services You must be willing to participate in collaborative learning and redesign including data collection Finally and not surprisingly your intervention must save money overall and show savings within two years You can find a list of evidenced based interventions at http www amda com advocacy Attachment j 16 pdf CMS s measures so far include Outcome measures 30 d Risk adjusted all cause readmission rate currently under development 30 d unadjusted all cause readmission rate 30 d risk adjusted AMI HF and Pneu readmissions Process measures PCP follow up within 7 days of hospital discharge PCP follow up within 30 days of hospital discharge HCAHP items note includes more than HCAHPS HCAHPS on medication info HCAHPS on discharge info Care Transitions Measure 3 item see http www caretransitions org documents CTM3Specs0807 pdf Patient Activation Measure 13 item see http www ncbi nlm nih gov pmc articles PMC1361231 table tbl1 Note There are some areas where the solicitation is unclear or internally inconsistent You should stay abreast of updated FAQs by subscribing to the email list at https service govdelivery com service subscribe html code USCMS 626 Key words hospital readmission care transitions 3026 funding evidence based intervenitons patient activation measure budget worksheet financing medicare beneficiaries payment rate CMS Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Health Affairs Article on STAAR Initiative Describes Early Results

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  • Advanced Old Age Roundtable Video Online – MediCaring.org
    and strategists U S Senator Johnny Isakson kicked off a session that included staff from the office of U S Senator Mark Warner with whom Isakson has introduced The Care Planning Act of 2013 Other panelists included Shannon Brownlee Jennie Chin Hansen Joe Antos John Rother Mimi Toomey John Feather and Suzanne Burke The ideas and insights shared by panelists sparked an intriguing Q A session and the program offered a step toward galvanizing essential conversations for improving care for frail elders Key words aged aging frail elders Altarum Institute Joanne Lynn Care Planning Act 2013 Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI IHI Expedition Launches to Improve Care for Frail Elders A New Cat In Town Reflections on Calico MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut PR Web press release April 19 2016 Older adults with

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  • advanced old age – MediCaring.org
    Care and OWL The Voice of Midlife and Older Women Moderated by Susan Dentzer the panels featured national leaders policymakers program organizers and strategists U S Senator Johnny Isakson kicked off a session that included staff from the office of U S Senator Mark Warner with whom Isakson has introduced The Care Planning Act of 2013 Other panelists included Shannon Brownlee Jennie Chin Hansen Joe Antos John Rother Mimi Toomey John Feather and Suzanne Burke The ideas and insights shared by panelists sparked an intriguing Q A session and the program offered a step toward galvanizing essential conversations for improving care for frail elders Key words aged aging frail elders Altarum Institute Joanne Lynn Care Planning Act 2013 MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut PR Web press release April 19 2016 Older adults with dementia face increased mortality risk due to care transitions Bel Marra Health April 14 2016 Central Wyoming Caring Transitions Owners Recognized for Pioneer Spirit PR Web press release April 4 2016 Tags advance care planning Affordable Care Act aging Altarum

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  • Sign up now for September conversation: Making It Safe to Grow Old – MediCaring.org
    and aging The event includes two panel sessions along with introductory remarks by Shannon Brownlee and Jennie Chin Hansen Suzanne Dentzer will moderate while Anne Montgomery offers closing analysis and a call to action For complete details including how to register to attend in person or online please visit Altarum s site and follow this link Staff from the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness look forward to seeing you then and hearing from you anytime key words Roundtable Altarum Institute public policy frail elders Medicaring Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI MediCaring4LIFE Making Local Improvement for Frail Elders Analysis of Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut PR Web press release April 19 2016 Older adults with dementia face increased mortality risk due to care transitions Bel Marra

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  • Roundtable – MediCaring.org
    analysis and a call to action For complete details including how to register to attend in person or online please visit Altarum s site and follow this link Staff from the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness look forward to seeing you then and hearing from you anytime key words Roundtable Altarum Institute public policy frail elders Medicaring MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut PR Web press release April 19 2016 Older adults

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