The 56 hospitals facing maximum Medicare readmission penalties

As part of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, Medicare will cut payments to 2,583 hospitals by anywhere from 0.01 percent to the maximum of 3 percent for fiscal year 2020.

CMS recently released the results for the eighth year of the program. Fifty-six hospitals face the maximum 3 percent payment cut for every Medicare case during fiscal 2020, which runs Oct. 1 through September 2020, according to an analysis by Kaiser Health News.

Here are the 56 hospitals facing the maximum penalty in fiscal 2020, according to Kaiser Health News:


1. Thomas Hospital (Fairhope)

2. Grandview Medical Center (Birmingham)

3. Crestwood Medical Center (Huntsville)


4. Canyon Vista Medical Center (Sierra Vista)

5. Arizona Specialty Hospital (Chandler)


6. NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital (Jonesboro)

7. Arkansas Heart Hospital (Little Rock)


8. Oroville Hospital

9. Emanuel Medical Center (Turlock)


10. Palms of Pasadena Hospital (St. Petersburg)

11. Lakeland Regional Medical Center

12. Raulerson Hospital (Okeechobee)

13. St. Lucie Medical Center (Port St. Lucie)

14. St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside (Jacksonville)


15. Chestatee Regional Hospital (Dahlonega)


16. Kentuckiana Medical Center (Clarksville)


17. Providence Medical Center (Kansas City)


18. Whitesburg ARH Hospital

19. Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center

20. Harlan ARH Hospital

21. Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center (South Williamson)

22. St. Joseph East (Lexington)


23. Christus Ochsner Lake Area Hospital (Lake Charles)


24. Sturdy Memorial Hospital (Attleboro)

25. MelroseWakefield Hospital (Melrose)

26. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton


27. St. Mary's Medical Center (Blue Springs)


28. Northern Nevada Medical Center (Sparks)

New Mexico

29. Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell

New York

30. Auburn Community Hospital


31. East Liverpool City Hospital

32. TriHealth Evendale Hospital (Cincinnati)


33. Bristow Medical Center

34. Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedic and Multi-Specialty Surgery (Oklahoma City)

35. OneCore Health (Oklahoma City)

36. St. John Broken Arrow


37. Lansdale Hospital

38. Conemaugh Nason Medical Center (Roaring Spring)

39. Moses Taylor Hospital (Scranton)

40. Surgical Specialty Center at Coordinated Health (Allentown)

41. WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital (York)

South Carolina

42. Newberry County Memorial Hospital


43. Sumner Regional Medical Center (Gallatin)


44. Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center Marshall

45. The Physicians Centre (Bryan)

46. Baylor Medical Center at Frisco

47. Sugar Land Surgical Hospital

48. Pine Creek Medical Center (Dallas)

49. Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital Kingwood

50. The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center (Austin)

51. Houston Physicians' Hospital (Webster)

52. St. Luke's Lakeside Hospital (The Woodlands)

53. Methodist McKinney Hospital


54. Wythe County Memorial Hospital (Wytheville)

West Virginia

55. Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (Weston)


56. St. John's Medical Center (Jackson)

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