Phase One: Clinical and Educational Interventions
|SPOTLIGHT & RELEASES|
On March 15, 2012, the Innovation Center and the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) announced a solicitation for applications aimed at implementing delivery system interventions that enhance the care, outcomes, and well-being of long-stay nursing facility residents who are enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid. These individuals account for approximately two-thirds of all nursing facility residents nationwide, or approximately 1 million beneficiaries.
Through the initial solicitation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) selected seven Enhanced Care and Coordination Providers (ECCPs) that are currently implementing evidence-based interventions in 143 Medicare-Medicaid certified LTC facilities. ECCPs were selected on September 24, 2012, and following a readiness review, began serving beneficiaries in February 2013.
On August 28, 2015 the Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF) and the Curators of the University of Missouri were awarded performance-based supplemental funds to further enhance the Initiative in their partner facilities. AQAF aims to use its supplemental funds to improve executive leadership competencies and engagement as a strategy to achieve full deployment and sustainability of the AQAF model. The Curators of the University of Missouri seek to disseminate evidence-based practices that can be of help to the general public, nursing home staff and leaders, and public policy makers.