This week's 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

Here are five articles published by Becker's Hospital Review this past week that offer interesting insight on valuation issues, rural hospital closures and what's to come in value-based billing.

1. 6 common characteristics of hospitals vulnerable to closure
There are 673 rural hospitals across the nation that are vulnerable to closure, and these facilities have many similarities beyond their financial troubles.

2. 15 things for healthcare leaders to know about Obama's 2017 budget
President Barack Obama shared his $4.1 trillion budget proposal Tuesday for the 2017 fiscal year, and it contains a number of healthcare provisions.

3. Hospital consulting expert weighs in on chargemasters, population health and what's to come in value-based billing
As hospitals and health systems march forward into value-based care systems they must pause and consider their revenue cycles from both a big picture and zoomed-in perspective.

4. Goal of focusing 30% of Medicare dollars on value-based models within reach
In January 2015, HHS announced its goal to shift 30 percent of all Medicare payments to value-based models by 2016, and Patrick Conway, MD, CMO for CMS, is confident that can be achieved.

5. 3 interesting valuation issues for hospital leadership
A number of healthcare valuation trends have emerged in recent years, some of which are centered on the complexity of compensation under a value-based healthcare model.

More articles on healthcare finance:

CFO spots increasingly being filled by women, minorities
SC hospital temporarily closes its doors due to flood damage
Why CMS gets to decide whether this Texas hospital expands

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