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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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Register today for one of our webinars hosted by thought leaders on transitions of care challenges and solutions. Members of the NTOCC Partners and Advisors Councils present timely information and updates on care transitions-related topics applicable across multiple care settings.

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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.
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    Note: Your username and password from the previous system is no longer valid.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.

NTOCC Foundation

NTOCC Foundation - Monday, November 10, 2014
The NTOCC Foundation supports the mission and vision to lessen gaps in transitions. read more ...

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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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HIGHLIGHTS

NTOCC Webinar


WEBINAR: Coordinating TOC Across Multiple Care Settings

Wednesday, February 4, 11a CST
Continuing Education: Nursing 1.2 hours , CCMC 1.5 hours, NASW 1.5 hours
Speakers:Jessica Grabowski, Walter Rosenberg, Bonnie Ewald

National readmission rates are holding steady and the influx of new post-ACA patients is starting to significantly burden the healthcare system. With hospitals under the microscope more than ever before, novel and underused approaches to transitional care are emerging as possible solutions to this potential utilization crisis. In this webinar, we will make the case for how social work is uniquely poised to serve a critical role in this environment due to the comprehensive lens it brings to patient assessment and intervention. We will specifically discuss the Bridge Model of transitional care, a social work-based transitional care intervention designed for older adults discharged from an inpatient hospital stay.

 


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CareCases, an educational partnership between CaseNetwork and NTOCC, provides a full curriculum to teach team-based collaboration, competency skills and best practices for patient transitions.

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Latest News NTOCC News  

Posted on 1/30/2015 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued their draft nationwide health IT interoperability roadmap titled: Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Version 1.0. This draft was referenced by Kelly Cronin at the National Transitions of Care Summit this past December. Today’s release is a continuation of the commitment to building a more robust health IT structure as part of a Department-wide effort to achieve better care, smarter spending, and improve health outcomes by improving our health care delivery system.

Posted on 1/27/2015 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

HHS announced yesterday that they are moving towards an alternative payment model for Medicare payments. In the new model, HHS has set a goal of tying 30 percent of traditional, fee-for-service Medicare payments to quality or value through alternative payment models, such as ACOs or bundled payment arrangements by the end of 2016. By the end of 2018, the goal is to tie 50 percent of payments to those models. In order to achieve these goals, Secretary Burwell also announced the creation of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, in which HHS will work with private payers, employers, consumers, providers, states and state Medicaid programs, and other partners to expand alternative payment models into their programs. The Network will hold its first meeting in March of this year.

Posted on 1/21/2015 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

Kaiser Health News recently reported on a Health and Human Services (HHS) and Econometrica evaluation dated May 30, 2014, that found only a small minority of community groups enrolled in the Community-based Care Transition Program (CCTP) produced significant results, compared with those from sites that weren’t part of the program. The evaluation also found that, of the 48 groups studied, only four significantly cut readmissions compared with those of a control group.

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.”

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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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