The Remington Report: Improving Outcomes Through Re-Engineered Care Transitions: The New York Experience
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is funding an initiative with 14 state-based Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) to test a variety of interventions and approaches to improving the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries as they transition from one setting to another. A primary objective of the Care Transitions Theme is to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions and the resultant morbidity, mortality and quality of life issues. The project began in August 2008 and will continue through July 2011. The structure of this CMS initiative provides QIOs the flexibility to develop approaches tailored to local needs, while using evidence-based interventions to target improvement across settings.