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Subject: Physicians argue Anthem's ER policy violates federal law | Mont. hospital's billing issues persist nearly 1 year after revamp | Ascension's operating income sinks 93% | 5 reasons why this advisory committee wants to eliminate MIPS now
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December 12, 2017

1. Hospital loses tax-exempt status after inking JV with for-profit company   Full story

2. At least 26 nonprofit hospitals at risk of bankruptcy: 5 things to know   Full story

RCM tip of the day: Establish a strong strategy for self-pay collections
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6. Physicians argue Anthem's ER policy violates federal law  
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7. Ascension's operating income sinks 93% in Q1   Full story

8. Missed Revenue, Compliance, Inefficiency: Greatest Revenue Cycle Pain Points & How to Solve Them  Learn more 

9. High-deductible health plans don't significantly curb spending on 26 low-value services   Full story

10. 5 reasons why this advisory committee wants to eliminate MIPS now  Full story

11. Montana hospital's billing issues persist nearly 1 year after revamp   Full story

12. Curious about how evolving risk-based alternative payment models will affect your organization? This in-depth whitepaper probes the impact of risk-based payment models and uncovers insights around the capabilities health systems need to achieve success in today's healthcare environment.

13. Massachusetts students at risk following Medicaid billing company data breach   Full story

14. 5 biggest healthcare deals of all time  Full story

15. Owner of home health company sentenced to 80 years in prison for Medicare fraud  Full story

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