Patient Injuries: Hospitals Most Likely To Be Penalized By Medicare

Jun 22, 2014

This KHN story can be republished for free. (details)

Updated Aug. 14

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 hospitals that are most likely to be penalized because their preliminary scores are nine or above on a scale of 1 to 10. KHN removed two of the 175 hospitals on the list in August after CMS notified them they would not be receiving a final penalty because their scores improved.*

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 Services 

*FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Ill., and Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Mo.

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