1. CMS axes a Medicare Advantage star rating measure Full story

2. Insurer payments to climb 3.4% under new Medicare Advantage rule: 3 notes Full story

3. Microsoft sues CHS, alleging copyright infringement, breach of contract Full story

4. Re-imagine healthcare in the digital age — here's how Microsoft Cloud can get you there Download the white paper

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6. UnitedHealth, Anthem shares up on possible Walmart-Humana merger Full story

7. Why a Pennsylvania woman's hospital bill spiked $393 after she proved her daughter was insured Full story

8. Georgia hospital to close: 4 things to know Full story

9. Patients demand constant contact with physicians — here's how to make the feedback loop easy for providers Download the white paper

10. Some BCBS of Michigan knee arthritis patients faced $450-$1k in out-of-pocket costs, until insurer backpedaled plan Full story

11. Teen sues Michigan hospital after vicious attack in ER Full story

12. BCBS, Texas Health Resources reach 11th hour agreement Full story

13. White paper: From sick care to population health — learn about the clinical data solution that will drive transformation

14. Aetna, Harvard to spend 5 years researching determinants of health Full story

15. Amazon vs. Walmart: Who has more power to change healthcare's landscape? Full story