65 Wisconsin hospitals could face penalties

65 Wisconsin hospitals could face penalties

By NBC26 Staff/Associated Press. CREATED Jun 25, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Sixty five hospitals from all corners of Wisconsin could face federal penalties for high rates of complications and infections.

Nine facilities are located in Northeast Wisconsin.

Nationally, there are 761 hospitals on the preliminary list compiled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of those that could be penalized.

Some of the hospitals on the list could avoid penalties after the agency does more analysis.

Those that still have poor scores by October will lose 1 percent of their Medicare payments from October through September 2015.

Click here to read more of the report from Kaiser Health News.