Health Care Innovation Awards: Project Profile


Project Title: "Preventing avoidable re-hospitalizations: Post-Acute Care Transition Program (PACT)"
Geographic Reach: Massachusetts
Funding Amount: $4,937,191
Estimated 3-Year Savings: $12,900,000


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) of Boston, Massachusetts, received an award to improve care transitions and reduce hospital readmissions for Medicare beneficiaries and beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. By integrating care, improving patients' transitions between locations of care, and focusing on a battery of evidence-based best practices, this model is expected to prevent complications and reduce preventable readmissions, resulting in better quality health care at lower cost in the urban Boston area with estimated savings of almost $13 million over 3 years.

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