This week's 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

Here are five articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review that offer insight on rural hospital closures, the biggest financial pain points hospitals feel right now and more.

1. CMS delays due dates for BPCI Advanced
CMS extended a few of the key deadlines for the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model.

2. CHS closes Missouri hospital; physicians put their money on the line to expand services
Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems closed Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center, a 116-bed hospital in Kennett, Mo., in June, and local physicians are trying to fill the medical gap.

3. The biggest financial pain points hospitals feel right now: Experts weigh in
The Becker's team took to the exhibit floor at HFMA's Annual Conference to, through conversations with more than a dozen experts, identify the biggest pain points hospitals across the nation are experiencing with reimbursement, cash flow and the revenue cycle.

4. State-by-state breakdown of 85 rural hospital closures
Of the 26 states that have seen at least one rural hospital close since 2010, those with the most closures are located in the South, according to research from the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program.

5. OIG tags Wisconsin hospital for erroneous billing
Madison-based University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics submitted erroneous bills to Medicare for treatment of severe malnutrition, according to a recent report from HHS' Office of Inspector General.

More articles on healthcare finance:

Chicago hospital needs $3M infusion to avoid closure
After 'largest accounts receivable adjustment in American healthcare history,' new Singing River Health CEO eyes financial turnaround
10 hospitals seeking CFOs


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