This week's 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

Here are five articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review that offer insight on bundled payment models, the skills CFOs need today and more.

1. Moody's: Margin contraction puts nonprofit hospitals on unsustainable path
Annual expense growth for nonprofit and public hospitals outpaced annual revenue growth in fiscal year 2017, according to Moody's Investors Service.

2. 4 healthcare CFOs on the essential skills finance chiefs need today
The role of the hospital and health system CFO is evolving amid industry changes such as the shift to value-based care.

3. CJR shows early success
Hospitals in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model reduced average Medicare payments for episodes of care by 3.3 percent or more while maintaining quality during the first performance year, according to an analysis conducted by the Lewin Group, a Falls Church, Va.-based healthcare consulting firm and subsidiary of Optum. 

4. 9 notable donations to healthcare organizations in August
Several healthcare organizations received donations to fund research, advance treatments, improve patient care or start renovations in August. 

5. Monster medical bill is Americans' top health worry, poll finds
Americans are more worried about being able to afford unexpected medical bills than about being able to afford other healthcare costs, according to the latest Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

More articles on healthcare finance:

Cleveland Clinic's operating income plunges 80% in Q2
Pennsylvania hospital lays off staff after bank accounts frozen
Tennessee health system lands in bankruptcy after acquiring 3 hospitals from CHS

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