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Welcome to the homepage for the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative. This volunteer collaborative was created to unite industry leaders in sharing Best Practice Care Transitions Case Studies for hospitals, SNF's and other post acute providers. Please browse these "Best Practice" case studies to identify tools that may work at your facility in adopting to Affordable Care Act mandates. Many of the products, tools and services discussed in the case studies are available by clicking-through to the Resources section. Once you have put the Best Practices and industry-leading tools to work in your facility, we encourage you to submit your facility's success story as well! Thanks for visiting.

National Advisory Panel

Congratulations to the NRPC for being recognized at the Los Angeles Business Journal Healthcare Leadership and Service Awards 2015!

Special thanks to the Educational Underwriters of our most recent events!

Sutter Health Los Alamitos Medical Center Signature Healthcare Dignity Health
Virginia Mason MultiCare Henry Ford

Chuck Bongiovanni's presentation on Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary was the talk of the Summit. Bongiovanni's White Paper on MSPB and the newly launched Community Integration Model was the talk of the Summit. MSPB, "the new readmissions penalty," launches on October 1, 2014.

Eric Coleman, designer of Coleman Transitions Intervention; Eric Heil, CEO of Rightcare Solutions; and ​​​Josh Luke​,​​​ hospital CEO and Founder​ of the ​National Readmission Prevention Collaborative​, ​discuss MSPB (Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary), risk assessment and caretaker tools at the Northern California Readmissions Summit, September 12, 2014 in San Francisco.

Jennifer Pearce of Sutter Care at Home presented one of the hottest topics of the day,patient literacy. Sutter Health served as the educational underwriter for the event.

Glenna Yaroch of Home Instead opened up the Northern California Readmissons Summit by presenting a Best Practice case study on preventing readmissions through coordinated home care services.

Loren Shook, CEO of Silverado Senior Living and Author of The Silverado Story, was one of the most well-received speakers at the Northern California Readmissions Summit, Friday, September 12, 2014 in San Francisco.

August/September Poll

(Choose from the options below by clicking your choice)

    July Poll Results

    Does your hospital, facility or agency have a regularly scheduled care coordination/utilization review meeting with your acute/post acute partners/referral sources?


    A. Weekly - 43%

    B. Monthly - 7%

    C. Both - 0%

    D. Not At All - 50%

    Poll question note: If you are struggling to get your referral source to engage you in regular meetings, please email info@NationalReadmissionPrevention.com, list "Poll Question" in the subject and then provide details, and we will connect you with resources to facilitate that conversation.

    We would like to thank the following organizations for their support of our collaboratives.

    Sensiotec Silverado Senior Living Care Patrol PRN Ambulance
    Cambrian Homecare Boehringer Ingelheim CareCentrix Medline
    Home Instead 24 Hr Home Care Health Dimensions Group Cubist Pharmaceuticals
    Vitaphone COMS Interactive Vree Health Windsor

    Donations for the Alzheimer's Association

    $25,000

    $20,000

    $15,000

    $10,000

    $5,000

    • Only 25% of more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals avoided readmission penalties in FY. 2016.
    • Studies in 2015 found that tying physician pay to quality has not had the desired impact.
    • Hospitals have had a stronger reaction to Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary penalties than the readmission penalty.
    • CMS has announced its SNF readmission penalty program.
    CMS ​Hospital
    Readmission Reduction Program


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    2. Congestive Heart Failure
    3. Pneumonia
    4. Knee & Hip Surgeries
    5. COPD​

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