18 Hospitals to Be Hit With CMS' Maximum 2% Fine for Readmissions

Kaiser Health News has identified 18 hospitals that will pay the maximum 2 percent fine for higher-than-expected Medicare readmission rates under the second year of CMS' Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

Beginning Oct. 1, the maximum penalty for 30-day readmission rates above the predicted rates will increase from to 2 percent from the current fiscal year's 1 percent maximum. Here are the hospitals that will pay the maximum penalty next fiscal year from Kaiser Health News:

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital (Springville, N.Y.)
Dimmit County Memorial Hospital (Carrizo Springs, Texas)
ETMC Henderson (Texas)
Falls Community Hospital And Clinic (Marlin, Texas)
Five Rivers Medical Center (Pocahontas, Ark.)
Franklin Medical Center (Winnsboro, La.)
Harlan (Ky.) Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital
Jennings (La.) American Legion Hospital
Jersey City (N.J.) Medical Center
Livingston (Tenn.) Regional Hospital
Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma (Durant)
Medical Park Hospital (Hope, Ark.)
Monroe County Medical Center (Tompkinsville, Ky.)
Morton County Hospital (Elkhart, Kan.)
Perry Community Hospital (Linden, Tenn.)
Pineville (Ky.) Community Hospital
Russell County Medical Center (Lebanon, Va.)
Westlake Regional Hospital (Columbia, Ky.)

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