What is TCM?
Transitional Care Management (TCM), is an initiative started by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to provide patients with services involving a transition of care during those 30 days after discharge from one of the following settings:
- Inpatient acute care hospital
- Inpatient psychiatric hospital
- Long-term care hospital
- Nursing home
- Inpatient rehabilitation center
- Hospital outpatient observation/partial hospitalization
TCM is designed for primary care doctors and specialists, as well as non-qualifying medical practitioners, to provide care to these types of patients. It’s a vital service that aims to eliminate gaps in patient care and readmission during critical periods.