Medicare has identified 761 hospitals that are in line to be penalized for high rates of infections and complications this fall. Some of these hospitals may avoid the penalties in the fall after federal officials factor into their analysis an additional year of infections.
Below are the 175 hospitals that are most likely to be penalized because their preliminary scores are nine or above on a scale of 1 to 10. You can download the complete list of all hospitals here. You can also read the KHN story, KHN explanation of how the penalty program works, and look at the KHN analysis.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesKHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). KFF is an endowed nonprofit organization providing information on health issues to the nation.
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