This week's 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

Here are five articles published on Becker's Hospital Review this past week that offer interesting insight on changes to Medicare reimbursements and other challenges facing the healthcare industry in 2016.

1. 55 hospitals sue HHS over changes to Medicare reimbursements
Fifty-five hospitals from across the nation filed a lawsuit against HHS over its decision to reduce Medicare payments for inpatient treatment to account for the adoption of the controversial two-midnight rule.

2. Healthcare executives expect M&A to drive growth in 2016
Healthcare executives are optimistic about their organizations' financial performance in the year ahead.

3. 2 Texas hospitals file for bankruptcy: 5 things to know
Forest Park Medical Center's hospitals in Austin and Fort Worth, Texas, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

4. Moody's: 3 challenges facing the healthcare industry in 2016
The healthcare industry will face myriad challenges in 2016, according to a report by Moody's Investors Service.

5. Hospitals strongly urge MedPAC to withdraw 340B payment proposal
The American Hospital Association sent a letter urging the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to withdraw its draft recommendation to cut payment rates to hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

More articles on healthcare finance:

Illinois hospital closes; OSF Healthcare converts building into urgent care center
Steward's losses mount as system takes a long-term view
Missouri hospital to close this month as BJC consolidates services

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