This week's 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

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Here are five articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review that offer insight on CMS' new bundled payment model, credit rating criteria for nonprofit hospitals and more.

1. CMS launches new bundled payment model: 6 things to know
CMS announced a new voluntary bundled payment model on Tuesday, which is the first advanced alternative payment model introduced by the Trump administration.

2. Operating loss per physician grows to 17.5% of net revenue: 6 AMGA survey findings
Physicians continue to face increased cost pressures and revenue challenges in today's healthcare environment, according to the AMGA's 2017 Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey.

3. Fitch finalizes new rating criteria for nonprofit hospitals: 5 things to know
Fitch Ratings changed the four key rating drivers for U.S. nonprofit hospital and health system revenue debt.

4. 10 of the most interesting healthcare transactions of 2017
From major nonprofit health systems coming together for market power and population health to health insurance companies seeking growth in other business areas, 2017 was an exciting year for mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry. 

5. Colorado hospitals now required to post prices: 3 things to know
Colorado hospitals are required to post self-pay prices for the most common procedures and treatments they offer under a state law that took effect Jan. 1.

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