This week's 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

Here are five articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review that offer insight on the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, healthcare pricing information and more.

1. Proposed changes to CJR model will cost Medicare $90M over next 3 years
CMS released a proposed rule in August to scale back the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, a move that is estimated to cost Medicare $90 million over the next three years. 

2. Few consumers seek healthcare pricing information
Although healthcare experts predict consumers are starting to take more control of how they spend their healthcare dollars, a recent survey conducted by Bucknell Institute for Public Policy in Lewisburg, Pa., suggests few consumers even ask for pricing information. 

3. 10 things keeping healthcare finance leaders up at night
The legislative session this year has been a roller coaster for anyone with a stake in the U.S. healthcare system, as Congress has made several attempts at significantly changing pieces of the ACA.

4. American Hospital Association calls on CMS to address 'flaws and inaccuracies' in OIG audits
The American Hospital Association is calling on CMS to take action regarding hospital compliance reviews conducted by HHS' Office of Inspector General.  

5. Healthcare executives: Improving the patient experience is key to a healthy bottom line
Hospital and health system reimbursement is more closely tied to patient satisfaction than ever before, and the link between patient satisfaction and revenue is expected to strengthen in years to come.

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Edward-Elmhurst's operating income plummets 90% in FY 2017
Financial updates from Geisinger, UPMC & 4 other systems

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