1. Anthem extends its discretionary coverage for ER visits to Missouri Full story

2. Children's Minnesota back in network with BCBS Full story

3. Cerner CEO Neal Patterson, 67, dies from cancer complications
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4. Inpatient & Beyond: The Post-Acute Care Conundrum Download the report

5. There are now close to 2,100 people signed up for Beckers Health IT + Revenue Cycle 2017 this Sept. This isn't HIMSS but we are just thrilled with the growth of our Health IT Meeting. Thank you to Helen Figge, BS, PharmD, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Edward Marx, Daniel Barchi, Jake Dorst and so many others for their help and support. We are hoping this will be a great educational and networking event. And interesting! Contact Jessica Cole, Ryan Ciepley, Haley Jones or Alison Warner for more information.

6. Bloomberg: UnitedHealth to acquire Advisory Board's healthcare arm Full story

7. Don't lose access to your clinical data: 4 ways to protect and recover from ransomware attacks Download the whitepaper

8. Florida physician's state House campaign sign includes 'accept Cigna' Full story

9. Medstar hospital's poor safety ratings get limelight as it treats Rep. Steve Scalise
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10. The current state of CMS' section 1332 innovation waivers: 7 things to know Full story

11. Learn how technology agility drives post-merger integration and value in this upcoming webinar Register here 

12. 62 critical access hospitals to know | 2017 Full story