Harlan Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital and Pineville Community Hospital have received the highest penalty by Medicare for high rates of readmission.

Both hospitals will have a 3% reduction in payments for the fiscal year 2015 and along side these hospitals Middleboro ARH Hospital was assessed a 2.11 percent penalty for Fiscal Year 2015.

Medicare will apply the penalties to payments for patient stays between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015.




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