Modern Healthcare's 10 most clicked articles of 2016

Get a snapshot of healthcare news in 2016 with our roundup of Modern Healthcare's 10 most clicked articles of 2016. This roundup of most popular health news articles for 2016 comes from reader activity—these articles got the most clicks.


This collection of stories, ranked by popularity, covers healthcare reform, changes in government health agencies, healthcare finance news and more.

1. CMS angers hospitals with plans for site-neutral rates in outpatient payment rule: The CMS has responded to calls to eliminate patient satisfaction on pain management from Medicare's value-based purchasing program.

2. Troubled hospital giant CHS looking to sell its business: Troubled Community Health Systems is considering selling its entire business, according to various reports Sept. 16.

3. CMS releases star ratings for hospitals: The CMS published the much-anticipated overall hospital quality star ratings on Wednesday after industry stakeholders and Congress pressured the agency to continue to delay their release.

4. Trump upset will force healthcare leaders to rethink the future: Republican Donald Trump's shocking victory Tuesday will force a major shift in the healthcare industry's thinking about its future.

5. CHS confirms it is exploring a sale: Struggling hospital giant Community Health Systems confirmed Sept. 19 that it is exploring strategic options with financial sponsors, but said talks are very preliminary and may not lead to a transaction.

6. Trump picks 'A-team' for healthcare transition as ACA repeal looms: Sources say President-elect Donald Trump's transition team for HHS will be led by Andrew Bremberg, who worked at the agency under President George W. Bush and was an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and during Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's presidential bid.

7. The other victims of gun violence: Miami so often resembles a war zone that the U.S. Army chose Ryder Trauma as its training center for all surgical teams that will treat soldiers in battle zones.

8. CMS drops two-midnight rule's inpatient payment cuts: The CMS will not continue to impose an inpatient payment cut to hospitals under the two-midnight rule following ongoing industry criticism and a legal challenge. It will provide a onetime bump to hospitals to offset the cuts.

9. Obama administration backs off on ACA rules for 2017 health plans: In a major win for the industry, health insurers will not be forced to have minimum quantitative standards when designing their networks of hospitals and doctors for 2017, nor will they have to offer standardized options for health plans.

10. Why venture capital firms are pouring money into health insurance: Entrepreneur Vivek Garipalli has a dim view of the way health insurance companies treat providers and patients.