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 healthcare costs, hospital budgets and more.

1. MIPS breakdown: 6 must-know parts of the MACRA final rule
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act final rule is here. As industry experts begin to dig into the 2,400-page document, a few details are emerging that will be critical for providers who plan to practice fee-for-service medicine in 2017.

2. 25 things to know about healthcare costs
From ACA mandates to baby boomers rapidly switching to Medicare, there are a number of factors influencing healthcare costs in the U.S.

3. CFO roundtable: 3 finance leaders on clinical staffing, retention issues
The healthcare workforce represents one of hospitals' biggest costs and affects every aspect of the organization, from the quality of patient care to the hospital's bottom line. With such high stakes amid the transition to value-based care, leaders must ramp up recruiting and retention strategies while mitigating the effects of the nationwide staffing shortage.

4. The key factors affecting 2017 hospital budgets from 2 CFOs
Two hospital CFOs discuss the biggest line items in their budget for 2017.

5. Why these 4 health systems abandoned traditional budgeting
Some health systems are ditching static annual budgets for more dynamic alternatives.

More articles on healthcare finance:

5 hospitals with strong finances
California hospital owner files for bankruptcy
Trinity Health revenue increases, but operating margin shrinks

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