- Industry News
Aug 09, 2013: A dozen Maine hospitals face Medicare penalties in round two of the federal government’s push to lower the number of patients who wind up back in the hospital within a month of being discharged.
Compared to other states, Maine’s hospitals ranked near the top, at seventh nationally by the amount of the average penalty.
Medicare evaluated 20 of Maine’s 39 hospitals. Twelve hospitals will be penalized and eight face no fines.