More Than 100 SoCal Hospitals Hit Hard By Medicare Readmission Penalties
Nearly four out of five of hospitals reviewed in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties were fined.
Medicare Levies Higher Average Penalties On SoCal Hospitals For High Readmission Rates
Medicare is increasing its penalties against more than 100 hospitals in Southern California for having too many patients readmitted to their facilities within 30 days of discharge, according to federal data. The region's average penalty was just over one-half of 1 percent of total Medicare reimbursements; last year it was one-third of 1 percent. (O'Neill, 8/3)
For more coverage on the issue: Medicare’s Readmission Penalties Hit New High.