This week's 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

Here are five articles published by Becker's Hospital Review this week that offer insight on CMS' new mandatory cardiac bundle and hospitals' biggest revenue cycle mistakes.

1. 10 things to know about CMS' new mandatory cardiac bundle
CMS proposed a new mandatory bundled payment program for heart attacks and bypass surgeries that includes changes to the existing Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model as part of its larger goal to shift Medicare from quantity to quality incentives.

2. 4 hospitals receive credit downgrades in past month
Four hospitals and health systems received credit downgrades during the past month, according to a report from HFA Partners.

3. Hospitals' 3 biggest revenue cycle mistakes
Hospitals and physician practices can avoid three of the most common revenue cycle mistakes by being proactive, according to NTC Healthcare.

4. Medicare's top 20 costliest drugs
Hepatitis C drug Harvoni topped the list of Medicare's priciest prescription drugs in 2015, according to an analysis by the Associated Press, which cites data from CMS' Office of the Actuary.

5. 4 key factors in a hospital's financial turnaround plan
Many financially distressed hospitals and health systems struggle to find enough resources or personnel to dedicate to financial turnaround efforts, but there are certain strategies hospital administrators can employ to give their turnaround the best chance for success.

More articles on healthcare finance:

7 hospital bankruptcies so far in 2016
5 reactions to CMS' new mandatory bundled payments for cardiac care
4 ways healthcare organizations can reduce claim denials

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