Welcome to the No Place Like Home Campaign
The No Place Like Home Campaign seeks to engage hospitals, rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, hospices, home health agencies, community pharmacies, clinician offices, community-based organizations, and other care providers in a robust, intense, collaborative effort to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions that occur within 30 days of hospital discharge.
Campaign Goals by 2014
- Increase patient satisfaction and wellness in the community by implementing evidence-based interventions addressing avoidable readmissions.
- Reduce the overall readmission rate for Medicare beneficiaries by five percent for each year of the Campaign (based on a October 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011, baseline for Medicare claims data).
- Decrease 30-day readmissions by 20 percent for AMI, HF, PNE, and COPD patients by the campaign’s conclusion in July 2014.
- Decrease healthcare expenditures related to readmissions. With the estimated average cost of a readmission ranging from $8,000 to $13,000 per patient, 1 and with over 835,000 hospital discharges occurring annually in Florida, there is an opportunity to save tens of millions of dollars.
1 National Priorities Partnership Compact Action Brief. Preventing Hospital Readmissions: A $25 Billion Opportunity. November 2010.