The 38 hospitals facing highest Medicare penalties for readmissions

As part of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, CMS penalizes hospitals with excess 30-day readmissions by docking their pay for all Medicare patients. In this, the fourth year of the program, 2,592 hospitals will see their Medicare payments reduced by anywhere from 0.01 percent to the maximum of 3 percent.

For more information on the Readmissions Reduction Program and this year's penalties, click here.

The following 38 hospitals will be subjected to a 3 percent readmission penalty by CMS, affecting payments for every Medicare patient stay from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2016. They are listed below in alphabetical order.

  1. Arizona Orthopedic and Surgical Specialty Hospital (Chandler)

  2. Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington (Texas)

  3. Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth (Texas)

  4. Beaufort (S.C.) County Memorial Hospital

  5. Coordinated Health Orthopedic Hospital (Bethlehem, Pa.)

  6. Fauquier Hospital (Warrenton, Va.)

  7. Franklin Medical Center (Winnsboro, La.)

  8. Halifax Regional Medical Center (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.)

  9. Harlan (Ky.) ARH Hospital

  10. Hazard (Ky.) ARH Regional Medical Center

  11. Heritage Park Surgical Hospital (Sherman, Texas)

  12. Jennie Stuart Medical Center (Hopkinsville, Ky.)

  13. Johnston Memorial Hospital (Abingdon, Va.)

  14. Kings Daughters Medical Center Ohio (Portsmouth)

  15. Lewis and Clark Specialty Hospital (Yankton, S.D.)

  16. Livingston (Tenn.) Regional Hospital

  17. Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital Kingwood (Texas)

  18. Memorial Hospital (Manchester, Ky.)

  19. Middlesboro (Ky.) Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital

  20. Monroe County Medical Center (Tompkinsville, Ky.)

  21. Pekin (Ill.) Memorial Hospital

  22. Physician's Care Surgical Hospital (Royersford, Pa.)

  23. Physicians' Specialty Hospital (Fayetteville, Ark.)

  24. Pratt (Kan.) Regional Medical Center

  25. Reston (Va.) Hospital Center

  26. Sebastian (Fla.) River Medical Center

  27. South Texas Surgical Hospital (Corpus Christi)

  28. John Broken Arrow (Okla.)

  29. Lucie Medical Center (Port Saint Lucie, Fla.)

  30. Vincent's Medical Center Southside (Jacksonville, Fla.)

  31. Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (Weston, W.Va.)

  32. Sugar Land (Texas) Surgical Hospital

  33. Surgical Hospital at Southwoods (Youngstown, Ohio)

  34. Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley (Yuba City, Calif.)

  35. Trinity Bettendorf (Iowa)

  36. Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center (South Williamson, Ky.)

  37. White River Medical Center (Batesville, Ark.)

  38. Whitesburg (Ky.) ARH Hospital

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