CMS has announced a new demonstration project to help states reduce preventable inpatient hospitalizations among nursing facility residents, concentrating on nursing facilities with high hospitalization rates and a high concentration of residents eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. CMS will use a competitive process to select organizations to provide enhanced clinical services to residents in approximately 150 nursing homes. Such services could include the use of nurse practitioners, support of transitions between hospitals and nursing facilities, and implementation of best practices to prevent falls, pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, or other events that lead to poor health outcomes and hospitalizations.