Medicare evaluated the readmission rates of the nation’s hospitals in determining the third year of penalties in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. Medicare will apply the penalties to all its payments for patient stays between Oct. 1, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2015.
This chart lists states in the first column. That is followed by the percent of each state’s hospitals that were penalized. That includes hospitals exempted from the fines, such as those serving veterans and children. The next column shows the average penalty for penalized hospitals. The final column shows the total number of hospitals penalized in each state.
* The penalties do not apply to Maryland hospitals, as that state has a unique reimbursement arrangement with Medicare, and thus Maryland is not included in this table.
Source: Kaiser Health News analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Click any column heading in the table below to re-sort the data