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CMS seeks to curb avoidable hospitalizations of nursing home patients
Modern Healthcare

The CMS announced a $128 million collaborative program aimed at reducing the unnecessary hospitalizations of nursing home patients and to improve care at those facilities.

The CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will run the program. Officials plan to disperse the money among about seven coordinated-care providers, who will then work with about 15 long-stay nursing homes.

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