SARCOA sends $12,000 to SAMC
As a result of SAMC's partnership with the Southern Alabama Regional Council on Aging (SARCOA) to improve care transitions from the hospital to other settings, the hospital received a check for $12,000 to offset Information Technology connectivity fees. The grant was funded through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP). The goals of the CCTP are to improve quality of care, reduce readmissions and document measurable savings to the Medicare program.
Nationally, there are 72 participating sites involved in the CCTP. SARCOA was identified by CMS as one of the top three in the nation, with readmission rates reduced by more than 8 percent. SAMC's Case Management department works closely with SARCOA to meet the goals of the CCTP using tools developed by our Information Systems department. In the photo, Lara McCall, RN, director, Case Management, presents the $12,000 check to Derek Miller, senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer.