The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Readmission Reduction Program establishes reimbursement penalties for hospitals with excessive preventable readmissions. Penalties can mean up to a three percent reduction in a hospital’s Medicare reimbursement. In 2017 alone, the Readmission Reduction Program saved CMS nearly $530 million, more than $100 million more than in 2016.

For the second year in a row, AdventHealth Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital Orlando) is the hospital with the greatest revenue loss due to readmission penalties. From 2017 to 2018, Oroville Hospital overtook Harlan ARH Hospital to take the top spot as the facility with the highest all-cause readmission rate, while Harlan dropped to the number 4 spot.

The tables below feature the 25 hospitals with the greatest revenue loss due to readmission rate penalties and the 25 hospitals with the highest all-cause readmission rates.

25 Hospitals with the Greatest Readmission Rate Penalties

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Hospital NameEst. Revenue LossReimbursement AdjustmentAll-Cause Readmission RateDischargesExplore This Dataset
1. AdventHealth Orlando $7,498,244 -2.17% 17.1% 127,401 Explore This Profile
2. Charlton Memorial Hospital $4,448,583 -3.00% 17.8% 32,582 Explore This Profile
3. North Shore University Hospital $3,471,709 -1.66% 17.0% 49,458 Explore This Profile
4. North Florida Regional Medical Center $3,399,211 -2.88% 17.6% 25,187 Explore This Profile
5. Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center $3,009,803 -3.00% 16.9% 38,750 Explore This Profile
6. Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak $2,998,284 -1.48% 16.2% 55,514 Explore This Profile
7. South Shore Hospital $2,951,947 -2.64% 16.0% 26,521 Explore This Profile
8. Yale New Haven Hospital $2,935,672 -1.03% 16.0% 65,019 Explore This Profile
9. Long Island Jewish Medical Center $2,876,462 -1.76% 17.0% 70,901 Explore This Profile
10. Vassar Brothers Medical Center $2,798,866 -2.63% 16.4% 21,709 Explore This Profile
11. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center $2,671,770 -1.54% 17.0% 39,871 Explore This Profile
12. Orange Regional Medical Center $2,519,075 -2.93% 16.2% 20,452 Explore This Profile
13. St Josephs University Medical Center $2,407,019 -2.48% 17.1% 34,356 Explore This Profile
14. Grand Strand Medical Center $2,394,824 -2.79% 16.0% 20,390 Explore This Profile
15. UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg $2,394,229 -2.17% 15.5% 36,262 Explore This Profile
16. Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis $2,165,700 -1.51% 15.9% 37,054 Explore This Profile
17. Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital $2,140,029 -1.38% 15.9% 75,859 Explore This Profile
18. Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center $2,019,678 -2.23% 16.9% 24,328 Explore This Profile
19. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center -

Burlington
$1,999,160 -1.47% 16.9% 23,997 Explore This Profile
20. Regional Medical Center of San Jose $1,973,354 -2.65% 17.1% 15,495 Explore This Profile
21. North Kansas City Hospital $1,860,896 -2.55% 15.8% 13,671 Explore This Profile
22. Oroville Hospital $1,811,775 -3.00% 20.2% 12,752 Explore This Profile
23. Forrest General Hospital $1,707,582 -1.65% 16.9% 26,137 Explore This Profile
24. Los Robles Health System - Los Robles Re­gional Medical Center $1,677,550 -1.84% 16.0% 15,170 Explore This Profile
25. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital $1,675,301 -1.14% 16.2% 39,331 Explore This Profile

Fig 1. Data from Definitive Healthcare based on the 2018 CMS Medicare Readmission Rate Penalty Adjustment, which leverages readmission ratio data based on diagnoses.

25 Hospitals with Highest All-Cause Readmission Rates

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Hospital NameEst. Revenue LossReimbursement AdjustmentAll-Cause Readmission RateDischargesExplore This Dataset
1. Oroville Hospital $1,811,775 -3.00% 20.2% 12,752 Explore This Profile
2. Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center $195,117 -3.00% 18.8% 2,216 Explore This Profile
3. NYC Health and Hospitals - Coney Island $728,178 -2.04% 18.8% 12,520 Explore This Profile
4. Harlan ARH Hospital $266,373 -3.00% 18.7% 3,523 Explore This Profile
5. Westchester General Hospital $111,623 -0.95% 18.4% 3,855 Explore This Profile
6. Larkin Community Hospital - Palm Springs $197,131 -1.52% 18.1% 4,735 Explore This Profile
7. NYC Health and Hospitals - Queens $251,149 -2.09% 18.1% 11,619 Explore This Profile
8. St Johns Episcopal Hospital at South Shore $501,691 -2.08% 18.1% 6,923 Explore This Profile
9. Christ Hospital $288,246 -1.40% 18.0% 8,765 Explore This Profile
10. St Lucie Medical Center $1,251,924 -3.00% 18.0% 12,279 Explore This Profile
11. University of Illinois Hospital $72,757 -0.18% 17.9% 19,291 Explore This Profile
12. Waterbury Hospital $928,843 -2.19% 17.9% 10,233 Explore This Profile
13. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center $352,925 -0.48% 17.9% 27,996 Explore This Profile
14. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute $1,314,343 -2.52% 17.8% 16,421 Explore This Profile
15. Charlton Memorial Hospital $4,448,583 -3.00% 17.8% 32,582 Explore This Profile
16. NYC Health and Hospitals - Kings County $76,629 -0.41% 17.8% 16,684 Explore This Profile
17. NuHealth - Nassau University Medical Center $181,112 -0.61% 17.8% 17,181 Explore This Profile
18. Wyckoff Heights Medical Center $161,279 -0.84% 17.7% 13,252 Explore This Profile
19. East Liverpool City Hospital $317,330 -2.11% 17.7% 5,893 Explore This Profile
20. Allegheny General Hospital $493,153 -0.70% 17.7% 24,005 Explore This Profile
21. Hurley Medical Center $531,427 -1.20% 17.7% 17,888 Explore This Profile
22. Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center $1,038,728 -3.00% 17.7% 9,311 Explore This Profile
23. North Florida Regional Medical Center $3,399,211 -2.88% 17.6% 25,187 Explore This Profile
24. Capital Regional Medical Center $296,574 -0.98% 17.6% 14,921 Explore This Profile
25. University Hospital & Medical Center $536,401 -2.59% 17.6% 8,015 Explore This Profile

Fig 2. Data from Definitive Healthcare based on the 2018 CMS Medicare Readmission Rate Penalty Adjustment, which leverages readmission ratio data based on diagnoses.