Care Transitions: PRC Best Practice Tips

Close up view of two professional nurses with eyeglasses checking the patient papers in a doctors office.

Care transitions measurement was added to the HCAHPS survey in January 2013, and became part of Value-Based Purchasing as of 2016 patients. One of the goals for this added measurement is to lower re-hospitalization rates, by ensuring patients have the proper education and understanding of their responsibilities, involvement, and steps to take after leaving the hospital.