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Impact Newsletter: Spring 2012

Posted on 3/30/2012 by NTOCC ®

Check out the updates on the NTOCC website this month and look for additional changes over the next couple months. The home page now has the TOC Compendium front and center. Also, you can find the new TOC Evaluation Software just to the right of the Compendium. If you are looking for the Tangible Savings document, it is now listed in the TOC Compendium under the Care Strategies.

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NTOCC Launches Transitions of Care Evaluation Tool for Health Care Quality Improvement

Posted on 3/28/2012 by NTOCC ® in Press Releases

Online software offers data tracking capabilities for care quality initiatives. The National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC), an organization dedicated to improving patient transitions through the healthcare system, has launched a new tool to facilitate the advancement of care quality. The Transitions of Care Evaluation Software, a web-based program provided at no cost to the user, is designed to meet the needs of organizations ready for an advanced stage of transitions of care improvement efforts.

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Supreme Court Begins Review of the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 3/26/2012 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

Today, the Supreme Court began its historic review of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. As you are likely aware, several of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions have come under intense scrutiny, and after several conflicting appellate court rulings, the Supreme Court took up oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act this morning, lasting through March 29th. A ruling is expected at the end of the term in late June.

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HHS Issues Final Rule on Medicaid Expansion Effective 2014

Posted on 3/20/2012 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

Last Friday, February 16, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rule for the expansion of the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. Under the health law, individuals between ages 19 and 64 with incomes below 133 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Medicaid coverage starting in 2014.

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CMS Selects the Second Round of Sites for the Community Based Care Transitions Program

Posted on 3/14/2012 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the second set of sites selected for the Community-Based Care Transition Program (CCTP). Authorized by the Affordable Care Act, the CCTP provides funding to test models for improving care transitions for high risk Medicare patients by using services to manage patients’ transitions effectively.

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