Join the Campaign Now!

Join the No Place Like Home Campaign and be part of its broad and growing base of stakeholders. Whether you’re representing your unit, facility, team, your organization, pledging your commitment to reduce avoidable hospital admissions is just a click away.

Hospital readmissions are often the result of incomplete or ineffective communication between providers and a fragmented system. We believe that collaborating statewide with provider care groups, hospitals, and other community organizations will achieve greater results faster than taking many individual approaches.

Who Should Join?

  • Hospitals (including hospital units, teams, improvement teams, or departments)
  • Health Plans
  • Physicians
  • State Health Agencies
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Nursing Homes
  • Patient Advocacy Groups
  • Hospice
  • Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities

How To Join

You can join this campaign by signing our campaign pledge or by “liking” us on this site. If you send us a pledge form, we will add your name to appear in the roll call of No Place Like Home partners.

Whether you’re representing an organization, a group, team, an advocacy center, a physician office, a skilled nursing facility, a trade association, or yourself as a consumer of healthcare, this campaign is for YOU.

Why You Should Join

It’s The Right Thing to Do

Most of us have likely had a loved one, be it a parent, spouse, child, or friend, who returned to the hospital soon after being discharged. We can identify with the anxiety, unrest, and burden felt by all of those involved when this occurs. Patients and their families would much prefer to remain in their homes and be surrounded by the things that bring them comfort, such as their pets, their food, and their own bed.

Reduce Healthcare Costs

The estimated average cost of a readmission ranges from $8,000 to $13,000. There is an opportunity to save tens of millions of dollars in our state.

Avoid Gaps in Care

Nearly one in five Medicare patients discharged from a hospital is readmitted within 30 days. Only 10 percent of those are planned. More than half of the patients who were in the hospital, did not visit their primary care physician between the time of discharge and the hospital readmission. Many times patients can’t get in to see their physician and their primary physician was never aware their patient was admitted to the hospital.

Hospitals can be fined up to 1% of their total inpatient Medicare payments beginning in fiscal year 2013. The penalty goes up each year until it reaches 3%. Some estimate that 60% of the hospitals will not receive their total Medicare reimbursement ranging from $10,000 to $500,000 in 2013.

Become a Provider Partner and pledge your participation today by accessing our online pledge here