This week's 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

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Here are five articles published by Becker's Hospital Review this past week that offer insight on CMS' final inpatient prospective payment systems rule for 2017, healthcare price transparency and claim audits under the two-midnight inpatient admissions rule.

1. CMS' final IPPS rule for 2017: 9 points to know
CMS issued its inpatient prospective payment systems final rule for fiscal year 2017, which does away with the two-midnight rule's inpatient pay cuts.

2. 43 states earn 'F' grade for healthcare price transparency
The Catalyst for Payment Reform and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute released their report card on price transparency laws, and the report shows little progress from the year prior.

3. Moody's affirms outlook on nonprofit healthcare sector
Moody's Investors Service affirmed its stable outlook on the nonprofit healthcare and hospital sector.

4. 7 hospital bankruptcies so far in 2016
A roundup of seven hospitals and health systems that have filed for bankruptcy protection since Jan. 1.

5. CMS limits look-back period for two-midnight reviews
CMS issued additional information on its pause of Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organizations' claim audits under the two-midnight inpatient admissions rule.

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