With financial hits of up to $6.6 million, CMS' readmission reduction penalties can have a severe effect on hospitals' bottom lines.
Here is the full dataset of hospitals that received penalties and bonuses from CMS for their readmission rates from 2016-2019. Shortened urban and rural lists of providers given the largest readmission reduction penalties appear in the May 25 and June 8, 2020 issues.
Source: Publicly available data powered by HMP Metrics.
On March 28 and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS expanded its temporary loan programs to provide nearly $60 billion to more than 21,000 in accelerated payments to Medicare Part A providers and $40.4 billion in advance payments to nearly 24,000 Part B suppliers. Providers are petitioning Congress, the Treasury Department, HHS and CMS to lower the interest rates for the accelerated payments.
A list of all 50 states and District of Columbia ranked by percentage of population not covered by health insurance as of January 1, 2018. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, "Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018." Published May 4, 2020, p. 29.
A list of the nation's 20 largest healthcare payer/provider personal membership associations, ranked by 2018 revenue. Source: Modern Healthcare reporting from IRS Forms 990. Published
April 6, 2020, p. 34.
An online-exclusive, extended list of the nation's largest master's programs in health administration, ranked by total number of students enrolled for the 2019-20 school year. Source: Modern Healthcare analysis of CAHME data. Published March 21, 2020, p. 52.