Share of hospitals penalized by Medicare for high readmission rates U.S. 2013-2017

This statistic displays the percentage of hospitals penalized by Medicare for high readmission rates in the U.S. from FY 2013 to FY 2017. In financial year 2013, about 64 percent of hospitals were penalized for too high readmission rates. This figure increased to 79 percent in the FY 2017.

Percentage of hospitals penalized by Medicare for high readmission rates in the U.S. from 2013 to 2017*

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Release date

March 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

financial years 2013 to 2017

Special properties

Medicare inpatient admissions

Supplementary notes

* The current focus in the Medicare HRRP (Hospital Readmission Reduction Program) is on readmissions occurring after initial hospitalizations for selected conditions—namely, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), elective hip or knee replacement, and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).

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