1. UnitedHealthcare delays ER policy Full story
2. Rural hospitals may get paid to become standalone ERs Full story
3. Texas hospital returns to mask mandate for visitors Full story
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5. BCBS to pay federal health members to get vaccinated Full story
6. Who is still dying of COVID-19? 5 findings Full story
7. Medical costs to rise by 6.5% in 2022, report predicts Full story
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9. Medicare increases payments to providers to encourage more at-home vaccinations Full story
10. Humana's CenterWell expands to 9th state Full story
11. Wellmark BCBS wants in on Medicare Advantage business Full story
12. Price transparency rule isn't preventing patients from overpaying thousands for labs & tests Full story
13. Cleveland Clinic, IBM, Aetna teaming up to launch blockchain health firm Full story
14. HHS to payers, providers: Billing patients for COVID-19 vaccines is illegal Full story
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