This week's 5 must-reads for hospital RCM leaders

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Here are five articles published by Becker's Hospital Review offering insight on clinical documentation improvement, bank loans, outpatient cancer care charges and more.

1. How Children's National is working to improve CDI 
Clinical documentation and coding remain key focuses for healthcare organizations, as they affect reimbursement for services, and in turn the bottom line.

2. Health experts suggest signing bank loans at hospitals may result in unaffordable costs: 5 things to know 
More hospitals are offering loan options to patients during care, but this practice raises various concerns among health experts and could result in unaffordable expenses, according to The Washington Post.

3. Study: Outpatient cancer care charges vary widely, exceed Medicare rates 
Hospital pricing for oncology services varies widely and puts some patients at risk for high price markups, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.

4. RCM tip of the day: Prepare for CMS' new Medicare cards
CMS is slated to start mailing new Medicare ID cards to beneficiaries in April as part of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act requirements to replace Social Security numbers with Medicare beneficiary identifiers. As healthcare providers prepare for the change, there are various issues to keep in mind, according to Dale Gentz, network executive with The Halley Consulting Group.

5. Presence Health to deploy R1 RCM's solution, Halifax Health and AccessOne enter partnership & more — 11 RCM key notes 
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