Candlewood Valley Health in New Milford wins purchasing award

On May 12, Procare Pharmacy, LLC hosted an outdoor celebration at Candlewood Valley Heath and Rehabilitation at 30 Park Lane East, New Milford, to recognize the skilled nursing facility winning the 2020 CMS Value-Based Purchasing Award.

On May 12, Procare Pharmacy, LLC hosted an outdoor celebration at Candlewood Valley Heath and Rehabilitation at 30 Park Lane East, New Milford, to recognize the skilled nursing facility winning the 2020 CMS Value-Based Purchasing Award.

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NEW MILFORD — On May 12, Procare Pharmacy, LLC hosted an outdoor celebration at Candlewood Valley Heath and Rehabilitation at 30 Park Lane East, New Milford, to recognize the skilled nursing facility winning the 2020 CMS Value-Based Purchasing Award.

The Value-Based Purchasing Award Program is a centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) program that awards incentive payments to skilled nursing facilities based on their performance on a single measure of all cause hospital re-admissions.

According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare patients discharged to a skilled nursing care facility have a 25 percent likelihood of readmission within 30 days, and although the reasons of preventability are divergent, the Center reports that over 67 percent of re-admissions are considered to be preventable, an announcement said.

Procare LTC, established in 2007, services skilled, nursing, assisted living, and other post-acute facilities in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Ohio.

For more information on Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation, contact 860-355-0971 or visit www.candlewoodvalley.com.