The 30-Day GTC Pathway

Global Transitional Care is the pioneer in bridging the in-patient-to-residence gap by providing personalized in-home clinical oversight for newly discharged patients. In conjunction with our HIPAA compliant, customized technology and a transitional care team consisting of a medical doctor, advanced practice nurse practitioner and registered nurse certified in transitional care, GTC can address potential issues, with the goal of preventing unnecessary re-admissions and visits to the Emergency Room. Transitional care is a newly covered benefit for Medicare patients and there is no extra cost incurred on the part of the patient other than the applicable standard co-pay. As a specialty group provider, GTC manages direct billing with Medicare.

What is Transitional Care?
Transitional Care (TC) is a specified, certified program “to help hospitalized patients with complex chronic conditions, often the most vulnerable patients, transfer in a safe and timely manner from one level of care to another”* ideally, to their home residence. Additionally, Transitional Care is certified at a higher level than home health care.

What We Do
Our highly skilled, Transitional Care Nurses (TCNs) are hands-on in planning and caring for patients in the critical 30-day window of time after discharge. Our Transitional Care Nurses keep the physicians and care team connected to the patient’s progress. We are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes.

What Is Transitional Care?

Global Transitional Care (GTC) is a group provider that specializes in comprehensive transitional care. GTC  provides a high level of clinical oversight and manages all aspects of care transitions from inpatient stay to home for 30 days from date of discharge, with the overarching goal of avoiding complications and readmission to the hospital. Transitional Care is recognized as a higher level of clinical care than home health.

GTC is a Medicare provider, and also has the ability to provide transitional care to non-Medicare patients. GTC partners with National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) — an organization dedicated to improving patient transitions throughout the healthcare system.

Why Does Transitional Care Make Sense?

  • One in two U.S. citizens suffer from a chronic disease and this number is only increasing
  • Medicare Trust Fund level ($) is going down
  • Shift in focus from Acute Care to Population Health Management
  • Out of 5 million US hospital readmissions, approx. 76% are preventable, this equals a savings of $26 billion
  • People recover better and faster at home*

Learn more about transitional care through our resources page.