8 must-read articles for healthcare leaders this week

Start your week off right by taking a look at some of Becker's Hospital Review's top stories from last week.

1CMS to punish more than 2.5k hospitals for 30-day readmissions: 7 things to know

Despite the political tumult over a potential ACA repeal, CMS is set to enforce the health law's readmission rule by penalizing 2,573 hospitals for having too many Medicare patients readmitted within 30 days, according to federal data released Wednesday cited in a Kaiser Health News report.   

2CHS extends divestiture plan as losses mount

Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has added more hospitals to its divestiture plan, officials said on a second quarter earnings call Wednesday.

36 California urgent care centers file for bankruptcy

Six urgent care centers in Southern California filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday, according to The Orange County Register.

4CMS' final IPPS rule for 2018: 10 things to know

CMS has issued its Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule for fiscal year 2018, which increases payments to acute care hospitals next year. 

5Brigham and Women's may extend buyout offer beyond initial 1,600 employees

Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital may ask more employees to voluntarily leave their jobs just three months after offering buyouts to 1,600 employees, according to The Boston Globe.

64 keys to supporting your employees' learning goals while still being productive

 While managers are under pressure to produce immediate results, they are also responsible for developing their team's talent and supporting individual learning goals, according to the Harvard Business Review.

73 tips to help CEOs improve motivational speaking

Leaders are expected to be excellent motivational speakers, but this is a skill that is not usually taught in a formal setting, according to the Harvard Business Review.

8. Senate to hold bipartisan healthcare hearings in September

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold hearings in September to discuss how they can help stabilize insurance markets, according to CNN.

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