Hospitals with the highest CMS readmission penalties in each state

Under the Affordable Care Act, hospitals can face cuts in federal payments if they have high readmission rates. CMS can cut as much as 3 percent for each patient. 

Here are the hospitals in each state that are facing the highest penalties for 2023 along with the percentage of the penalty, according to an Oct. 31 report in Kaiser Health News:


Alabama: North Alabama Medical Center, Florence — 2.04 percent

Alaska: Central Peninsula General Hospital, Soldotna — 2.45 percent

Arizona: Arizona Orthopedic and Surgical Specialty Hospital, Chandler — 3 percent

Arkansas: National Park Medical Center, Hot Springs — 2.22 percent

California: Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Folsom — 1.77 percent

Colorado: San Luis Valley Health, Alamosa — 0.98 percent

Connecticut: William Backus Hospital, Norwich — 1.42 percent

Delaware: Bayhealth Hospital Kent Campus, Dover — 0.64 percent

District of Columbia: Howard University Hospital — 0.44 percent

Florida: St. Lucie Medical Center, Port Saint Lucie — 3 percent

Georgia: Wayne Memorial Hospital, Jesup — 2.94 percent

Hawaii: North Hawaii Community Hospital, Kamuela — 0.31 percent

Idaho: Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, Nampa — 0.76 percent

Illinois: Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon — 3 percent

Indiana: St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart — 2.13 percent

Iowa: Finley Hospital, Dubuque — 0.76 percent

Kansas: St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City — 1.5 percent

Kentucky: Greenview Regional Hospital, Bowling Green — 3 percent

Louisiana: Christus Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital, Alexandria — 2.42 percent

Maine: Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick — 0.75 percent

Maryland: None

Massachusetts: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Milton — 3 percent

Michigan: North Ottawa Community Health System, Grand Haven — 1.65 percent

Minnesota: Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin, Albert Lea — 0.49 percent

Mississippi: Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, McComb — 1.86 percent

Missouri: Belton Regional Medical Center, Belton - 2.85 percent

Montana: St. James Healthcare, Butte — 1.33 percent

Nebraska: Kearney Regional Medical Center, Kearney — 0.89 percent

Nevada: Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas — 1.7 percent

New Hampshire: Concord Hospital, Concord — 1.02 percent

New Jersey: Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical, Westwood — 1.69 percent

New Mexico: UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, Rio Rancho - 1.97 percent

New York: St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse — 2.28 percent

North Carolina: Cape Fear Valley Hoke Hospital, Raeford — 3 percent

North Dakota: CHI St. Alexius Health, Bismarck — 0.40 percent

Ohio: King's Daughter Medical Center Ohio, Portsmouth — 3 percent

Oklahoma: Bailey Medical Center, Owasso — 3 percent

Oregon: Sky Lakes Medical Center, Klamath Falls — 0.65 percent

Pennsylvania: Surgical Institute of Reading, Wyomissing — 3 percent

Rhode Island: Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket — 0.74 percent

South Carolina: Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet — 1.98 percent

South Dakota: Dunes Surgical Center, Dakota Dunes — 0.8 percent

Tennessee: Vanderbilt Wilson Community Hospital, Lebanon — 1.44 percent

Texas: Childress Regional Medical Center, Childress — 3 percent

Texas: Baylor Scott and White Surgical Hospital, Fort Worth — 3 percent

Texas: Baylor Scott and White Medical Center Uptown, Dallas — 3 percent

Texas: Lubbock Heart Hospital, Lubbock — 3 percent

Texas: Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital, Kingwood — 3 percent

Texas: Methodist Hospital for Surgery, Addison — 3 percent

Utah: Mountain View Hospital, Payson — 1.17 percent

Vermont: Central Vermont Medical Center, Barre — 1.31 percent

Virginia: Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton — 2.85 percent

Washington: Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup — 1.11 percent

West Virginia: Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton — 2.88 percent

Wisconsin: Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics, Wisconsin Rapids — 3 percent

Wisconsin: Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Franklin — 3 percent

Wyoming: St. Johns' Medical Center, Jackson — 1.36 percent

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