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senate Bill S. 1009

Medicare Care Transitions Program Act of 2009

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Title

Medicare Care Transitions Program Act of 2009

Official Title

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Care Transitions Program in order to improve quality and cost-effectiveness of care for Medicare beneficiaries.

Summary

Medicare Care Transitions Program Act of 2009 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a Care Transitions Program under which outcomes-based payments are made to community-based transitional care (CTC) suppliers for: (1) furnishing care transition services to an individual after discharge from inpatient care; (2) improving quality of care; and (3) reducing rehospitalization rates.

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      Committee on Finance
    IntroducedMay 7th, 2009

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