Kansas City Recognized for Care Transitions Program

30 Jul 2013

The Greater Kansas City’s area Aligning Forces for Quality community, led by the Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium (KCQIC), was named as the first Missouri/Kansas organization to receive recognition as a Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. KCQIC and the additional CCTP participants bring the total to 82 community-based organizations providing care transition services to nearly 500,000 beneficiaries in more than 30 states. KCQIC will enter into a two-year agreement. As a part of the efforts, KCQIC will work with local hospitals, health care providers, and social service providers to improve care transitions for high-risk Medicare beneficiaries when transitioning from hospital stays to their home, nursing home, or other care settings. Reducing readmissions improves the quality of life for high-risk patients and lowers costs. The KCQIC care transitions partners will focus its efforts on beneficiaries including the Area Agency on Aging and 15 hospitals: Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Research Medical Center, Research Belton Hospital, Saint Joseph Medical Center, Saint Mary’s Medical Center, Truman Medical Center –Hospital Hill, Truman Medical Center – Lakewood, Menorah Medical Center, Olathe Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, and Providence Medical Center. To learn more about the KCQIC’s work, visit the Alliance’s website here