1. CMS: Changes to prior authorization coming this year Full story
2. AdventHealth switches from Cerner EHR to Epic: 6 notes Full story
3. St. Louis nurse ordered to pay $48K in billing fraud case Full story
4. Are you up to speed on private sector efforts to develop standards to support providers and payers in value-based care? Click here to learn about the HL7 Da Vinci Project.
5. The 28 hospitals, organizations on HHS 'Wall of Shame' Full story
6. Woman drops insurance, says self-pay cheaper for childbirth Full story
7. 453 rural hospitals vulnerable to closure: 6 things to know Full story
8. 3 Must Reads:
- How Massachusetts' top commercial payer is working to expand access to behavioral health services via telehealth. Click here to read the case study.
- Hospitals: leverage advanced IT to improve revenue cycle management, consumer engagement
- Single-statement billing: How to meet patient expectations and what to avoid -- Learn more
9. Trump budget proposal to cut Medicaid, CDC funding: 5 notes Full story
10. 60% of women have never negotiated pay Full story
11. Learn how one health system cut readmissions in half and saved $4M during this upcoming webinar.
12. Healthgrades' best 50 US hospitals for 2020 Full story
13. Tenet to pay $1.4M to settle medically unnecessary implant suit Full story