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Subject: Moody's: Nonprofit hospitals on unsustainable path | Calif. physician gets 5+ years in prison for billing fraud | Illinois hospital to close | Centra consolidates 7 EHRs into 1 Cerner system
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August 30, 2018

1. Tennessee health system lands in bankruptcy after acquiring 3 hospitals from CHS  Full story

2. Benefits of outsourcing RCM negligible for hospitals, study finds  Full story

3. Moody's: Margin contraction puts nonprofit hospitals on unsustainable path  Full story

4. Outdated patient billing is hurting hospitals and healthcare providers. Read the white paper to learn more. 

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6. Texas hospital reduces patient's $109K balance bill to $782 after media coverage   Full story

7. California physician sentenced to 5+ years in prison for billing fraud  Full story

8. 89% of patients want to know their medical costs before they receive any care. Read this white paper to learn about the case for price transparency. 

9. Illinois hospital to close: 5 things to know   Full story

10. Centra expects long patient wait times while it consolidates 7 EHRs into 1 Cerner system  Full story

11. Financial updates from Kaiser, Mayo, UPMC + 6 other systems  Full story

12. For tips on addressing rising costs, declining reimbursements and improving the patient experience, register for this upcoming webinar.  

13. General surgeon shortage growing and 5 other things to know about the healthcare workforce  Full story

14. Texas Children's Hospital fires nurse over Facebook post  
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15. Cleveland Clinic's operating income plunges 80% in Q2 
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