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 rural hospital closures, revenue cycle management and quality-based payments.

1. The rural hospital closure crisis: 15 key findings and trends
Many rural hospitals across the nation are faced with financial challenges, causing some to close for good.

2. 8 latest CFO moves at hospitals, health systems
A roundup of hospital and health system CFO moves that were announced or completed in the past three weeks.

3. From moose season to flu season, the best and worst times for RCM
Revenue cycle experts spoke with Becker's Hospital Review about what they have come to expect in cash flow during healthcare's financial seasons.

4. CMS, AHIP release first core measures for quality-based payments: 5 things to know
With an aim of improving patient care more effectively and efficiently, CMS and America's Health Insurance Plans reached an agreement regarding core clinical quality measures for physicians across the nation.

5. HCA to buy bankrupt Texas hospital
Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Holdings inked a deal to purchase Forest Park Medical Center – Frisco (Texas) from Sabra Health Care REIT.

More articles on healthcare finance:

CHS reports surprising $83M loss as admissions fall
5 latest hospital closures
Highmark Health's GPO turns $42M profit on $1B in purchases

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