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Why Not Home? is a new program designed to encourage more transitions from hospital to home with healthcare support instead of from the hospital to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Data show a positive effect on costs. Research showed the rate of SNF discharges per 1,000 patients declined from 73 per 1,000 to 70 per 1,000 patients in the postintervention period.

‘Why Not Home?’ Program Improves Efficiency of Care Transitions