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CMS boosts funding for initiative to improve care at nursing homes
Modern Healthcare

The CMS announced Thursday that it is combating the skyrocketing cost of nursing home hospitalizations by injecting funds into the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents.In 2013, the CMS partnered with seven Enhanced Care and Coordination Providers in 144 nursing facilities across seven states to test a model to improve care for long-term residents.The ECCPs provided training, preventive services and helped improve the assessment and management of medical conditions.