The 49 hospitals facing the highest readmission penalties from Medicare

As part of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, Medicare will cut payments to 2,597 hospitals by anywhere from 0.01 percent to the maximum of 3 percent for fiscal year 2017. CMS released the results from the fifth year of the program Tuesday.

Forty-nine hospitals face the maximum 3 percent cut in payment for every Medicare patient stay from Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017. Those hospitals are listed below, grouped by state.

Note: Information was pulled from a spreadsheet from Kaiser Health News.


1. Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Springs County (Malvern, Ark.)

2. Chambers Memorial Hospital (Danville, Ark.)

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


4. Arizona Orthopedic and Surgical Specialty Hospital (Chandler, Ariz.)


5. Oroville (Calif.) Hospital


6. Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs Campus (Hialeah, Fla.)

7. Palm Bay (Fla.) Hospital

8. St. Lucie Medical Center (Port Saint Lucie, Fla.)


9. Richland Memorial Hospital (Olney, Ill.)


10. Kentuckiana Medical Center (Clarksville, Ind.)


11. Greenview Regional Hospital (Bowling Green, Ky.)

12. Harlan (Ky.) ARH Hospital

13. Hazard (Ky.) ARH Regional Medical Center

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

15. Saint Joseph East (Lexington, Ky.)

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

17. Whitesburg (Ky.) ARH Hospital


18. Byrd Regional Hospital (Leesville, La.)

19. Franklin Medical Center (Winnsboro, La.)

20. Lafayette (La.) General Surgical Hospital

21. Lake Area Medical Center (Lake Charles, La.)

North Carolina

22. Northern Hospital of Surry County (Mount Airy, N.C.)

23. Wilkes Regional Medical Center (North Wilkesboro, N.C.)

New Jersey

24. St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center (Paterson, N.J.)

New York

25. Montefiore New Rochelle (N.Y.) Hospital

26. Queens Hospital Center (Jamaica, N.Y.)

27. St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, N.Y.)

28. St. John's Episcopal Hospital at South Shore (Far Rockaway, N.Y.)


29. Kings Daughters Medical Center Ohio (Portsmouth)


30. St. John Broken Arrow (Okla.)


31. Edgewood Surgical Hospital (Transfer, Pa.)

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

33. WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital (York, Pa.)

South Carolina

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


35. Henry County Medical Center (Paris, Tenn.)

36. Livingston (Tenn.) Regional Hospital

37. Perry Community Hospital (Linden, Tenn.)


38. Arise Austin (Texas) Medical Center

39. Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital at Sherman (Texas)

40. Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital Kingwood (Texas)

41. South Texas Surgical Hospital (Corpus Christi, Texas)

42. Starr County Memorial Hospital (Rio Grande City, Texas)

43. Sugar Land (Texas) Surgical Hospital

44. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake (Texas)


45. Chesapeake (Va.) General Hospital

46. Fauquier Hospital (Warrenton, Va.)

47. Reston (Va.) Hospital Center

48. UVA Culpeper (Va.) Hospital

West Virginia

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

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