Medicare Penalizes Ten Wyoming Hospitals

Medicare has penalized nine Wyoming hospitals this year for high rates of readmission and Aspen Mountain Medical Center in Rock Springs for a high rate of hospital-acquired illnesses.

According to data from health news organization Kaiser Health News, hospitals can receive cuts to their reimbursements from Medicare. This includes up to three percent per Medicare patient for readmission cases and a one percent cut overall to Medicare reimbursements for hospital-acquired conditions.

The nine hospitals affected by this year’s penalties are: St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson; Mountain View Regional Hospital and Wyoming Medical Center in Casper; Cheyenne Regional Medical Center; Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette; Evanston Regional Hospital; SageWest Health Care in Riverton; Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs; and Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie.