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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      January 11, 2017
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  "In rural or smaller communities, hospital closures have a far greater impact because they not only affect the delivery of healthcare services and emergency care, but we also have to consider that these hospitals are the largest employer and often are pillars in those communities," 

-Gregory Tung, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
  KaufmanHall's 2018 CFO Outlook has been compiled from data collected from an October 2-27, 2017 survey. Senior finance executives from more than 350 hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare organizations participated. The survey shows that only 15% say their organizations are "very prepared" to manage evolving payment and delivery models with current financial planning processes and tools. 25% are "very confident" in their team's ability to quickly and easily make adjustments to strategies and plans. 8% are "very satisfied" with the performance management reporting at their organizations. 73% think that performance management plays a critical role in the finance team's partnership with the broader organization to meet strategic goals.

Source: KaufmanHall
  Legislators Say They Are Close to CHIP Deal
Becker's Hospital Review, January 11, 2018

House Energy & Commerce Call for 340B Discount Drug Program Overhaul
Morning Consult, January 10, 2018

CMS Launches New Voluntary Bundled Payment Model
HealthData Management, January 10, 2018
Ex-drug Czar Nominee Looks to Change Image
The Hill, January 10, 2018

Parents in Agony Over Kids' Health as Funding for CHIP Remains in Doubt
Los Angeles Times, January 9, 2018
Hospital Groups to Appeal Dismissal That Permits $1.6b in Medicare Cuts
Becker's Hospital Review, January 9, 2018
The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Hospital Closures
FierceHealthcare, January 9, 2018

HHS Nominee Vows to Tackle High Drug Costs, Despite His Ties to Industry
Kaiser Health News, January 9, 2018
Koch-Backed Groups Launch 'Right to Try' Campaign
The Hill, January 8, 2018
  Healthcare For The Uninsured Is Wasteful (For A Surprising Reason)
Forbes, January 10, 2018
Maine CO-OP Sues Federal Government Seeking CSR Payments
Health Affairs, January 8, 2018
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  Top 10 Health Systems with Highest % of Operating Revenue Spent on Charity Care
1. New York City Health & Hospitals Corp. | 6.32%, 2016 | 8%, 2015
2. Adventist Health System, Altamonte Springs, Fla. | 3.27%, 2016 | 3.1%, 2015
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