TOC Compendium

TOC Compendium

Looking for tools or resources to help you learn more about Transitions of Care?

The TOC Compendium is a collection of resources including white papers, journal articles, and website links available to professionals and interested consumers for ther practices or medical situations.

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Evaluation Software

Evaluation Software

New TOC Evaluation Software Now Available!

Based around the original transitions of care (TOC) evaluation documents introduced in 2009, this web-based evaluation tool is for institutions ready to move to the next phase of their TOC quality improvement efforts.

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TOC Summits

TOC Summits

Upcoming Events

Register Today for NTOCC's 3rd Annual National Summit, Care Transitions & The Future: Shaping Policy and Innovation on December 3 in Washington, DC. Also, explore and register for upcoming NTOCC webinars in the 2014 series.

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NTOCC's New Portal

Having Trouble Logging In? As of June 25, the login process has changed. You will need to establish new login information.
  1. Click Forgot Password to have a password reset link emailed to you.
  2. After resetting, log in using your email address and new password.
    Note: Your username and password from the previous system is no longer valid.
For more detail on the new system or login instructions, please visit http://www.NTOCC.org/NewPortalInfo. If you do not have a current email address on file, please contact support@NTOCC.org to update the email on your profile.

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NTOCC is based on collaboration and readily welcomes organizations and individuals who wish to advance the cause of improved Transitions of Care. Join us today and help improve transitional care!

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Associate Membership

Organizations may also apply for an Associate Membership entitling them to updates and early access to available tools and resources.

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Virtual Events

NTOCC Webinar


Optimizing Patient Care Transitions: Technology Trends & Innovation
Presented live on Wednesday, November 13

Join NTOCC's Health IT Innovations Task Force for a complimentary webinar as we examine trends in technology and enable you anticipate how these innovations will accelerate Transitions of Care (TOC) initiatives.

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Demonstration of NTOCC's New Transitions of Care Evaluation Software
originally presented on Friday, April 13, 2012 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT)

Watch the demonstration of NTOCC's web-based Transitions of Care Evaluation Software. Ed Davidson, PharmD, MPH, creator of the program and long standing NTOCC Advisors Council member, walks through the program, provides tips for individuals and organizations, and answers attendee questions regarding this tool.

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Latest News NTOCC News  

Posted on 12/10/2014 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

As mentioned by Kelly Cronin at NTOCC’s Annual Summit, HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released an updated Federal Health Information Technology (IT) Plan for the years 2015 through 2020. The plan looks to expand adoption of health information technology, advance interoperability, strengthen care delivery, and forward research and innovation. This plan updates a previous version that was released in 2008, and moves to a value-based model focused on improving access and quality, while lowering costs through “person-centered care.”

Posted on 11/5/2014 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final versions of the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Rule and the Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS). In the PFS rule, NTOCC was particularly concerned with the implementation of the Chronic Care Management (CCM) code. CMS’ proposal would pay physicians a separate fee for managing Medicare beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions. In the HH PPS rule, NTOCC commented on the proposed changes to the face-to-face encounter requirements that could have a negative impact on Medicare beneficiaries’ transitions to home health.

Posted on 9/26/2014 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

Source: Becker's Health IT & CIO Review

Posted on 9/18/2014 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

Today, the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) issued a new consensus report entitled “Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life” in which a committee of experts finds that improving the quality and availability of medical and social services for patients and their families could not only enhance quality of life through the end of life, but may also contribute to a more sustainable care system. The 500-page report spans various aspects of end of life care including delivery of person-centered, family orientated care; clinician/patient communication and advanced care planning; professional education and development; policies and payment systems; and public education and engagement. The report offers a variety of recommendations including many that are aligned with NTOCC’s policy and advocacy work. This includes the recommendations that the federal government should provide financial incentives “for coordination of care across settings and providers from hospital to ambulatory settings as well as home and the community.”

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About NTOCC

The National Transitions of Care Coalition is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to addressing a serious U.S. health care issue: filling the gaps that occur when patients leave one care setting and move to another care setting. These transitions include patients moving from primary care to specialty physicians; moving or transferring patients from the emergency department to intensive care or surgery; and when patients are discharged from the hospital to home, assisted living arrangements, or skilled nursing facilities. The U.S. health care system often fails to meet the needs of patients during these transitions because care is rushed and responsibility is fragmented, with little communication across care settings and multiple providers.

Since 2006, NTOCC’s Advisors Council of over 30 organizations has shared a common goal of improving the quality of Transitions of Care. Working in conjunction with 450 Associate Member organizations and over 3,000 individual professional subscribers, NTOCC has developed tools and resources made available to everyone in the health care industry including providers, payers, patients and consumers. NTOCC’s mission is supported by the Partners Council made up of innovative companies leading critical change in health care coordination.

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