The Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) has released a free “Introducing Care Transitions Toolkit” of materials to help guide anyone who is thinking about starting a Care Transitions project. The web-based information includes practical ideas and strategies developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Care Transitions Theme. The care transitions issue is part of the Partnership for Patients initiative that will spend a billion dollars on quality improvment in the next couple of years.
The toolkit is available at http://www.cfmc.org/caretransitions/toolkit.htm.
CFMC is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Colorado. Their Care Transitions Quality Improvement Organization Support Center (QIOSC) assists Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) to promote seamless transitions from the hospital to home, skilled nursing care, or home health care.