Medicare Care Transitions Program Act (2009)
Federal bill would establish a Care Transitions Program within Medicare in which outcomes-based payments are made to community-based suppliers for providing care transition services to an individual after discharge, for improving quality of care, and for reducing rehospitalization rates. These transition services include self-management goal setting, medication self-management support, help arranging follow up care, help maintaining personal health record, and help preparing for future medical appointments.
Bill Number S. 1009
Sponsor Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Date of Introduction 5/7/2009
Latest Activity While this bill stalled, the Affordable Care Act that was enacted includes a "Community Based Care Transitions" program.
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