1. Essential benefits, individual mandate & more: 5 changes under HHS' final 2019 Payment Notice Rule Full story

2. With 8k more physicians than Kaiser, Optum is 'scaring the crap out of hospitals' Full story

3. Aetna alleges CVS improperly reported costs of generics to federal government Full story

4. Looking for evidence about telehealth cost savings? Anthem found that telehealth saved the company $201 per episode. Dr. Wally Adamson, vice president of Anthem, reviews the results of this claims-based study here.

5. Join celebrity keynotes Kevin O'Leary and Alexa von Tobel at Becker's Health IT + Clinical Leadership conference May 10-11 in Chicago. Register here. | Join industry-leading experts including Andrew Hayek, Dr. Richard Wohns and Dr. Frank Phillips at Becker's 16th Annual Future of Spine + the Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC conference in June. Register here.

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6. CMS' new Medicare rules may be fueling Walmart, Amazon deals Full story

7. BCBS of Tennessee to put $50M in tax savings toward lower premiums, new consumer tools Full story

8. Lawsuit: Apple under fire over its smartwatch's heart sensor — 6 things to know Full story

9. How payers are thinking outside the box to boost medication outcomes Full story

10. Humana records 1.8M more 'healthy days' since 2012: 5 things to know Full story

11. 4 things to know about MedPAC's proposed Hospital Value Incentive Program Full story

12. Georgia hospital closure will result in 200 layoffs Full story

13. White paper: Go digital with your supply chain and invigorate change in innovative hospitals — Here's how

14. Judge: The way BCBS plans operate could automatically violate antitrust laws Full story

15. 22 latest hospital, health system executive moves Full story