1. Centene revenue rises nearly 10%; profits beat analyst estimates Full story

2. Los Angeles hospital to close, lay off 638 employees  Full story

3. 69% of metro areas have 'significant' absence of health insurer competition, AMA finds Full story

4. 21% of sentinel events cite poor communication as the root cause. Learn how your hospital can improve communication in 3 key areas.  Download the whitepaper

5. 72 CEOs to speak at Becker's CEO + CFO Roundtable November 13-15, 2017. Registration sold out! | 12 great keynotes at Becker's Hospital Review 9th Annual Meeting. Click here to register. For exhibiting and sponsoring opportunities at these events, please email Jessica Cole at jcole@beckershealthcare.com

6. Iowa withdraws ACA waiver application, calls law 'unworkable' Full story

7. UnitedHealth not concerned by possibility of Amazon entering drug business Full story

8. Combat claims denials and costly appeals with the cross-functional approach to denial prevention. Learn how during this upcoming webinar Learn more

9. Aetna to sell group life, disability business for $1.45B Full story

10. Leadership exodus at Baptist Health System — CEO, CFO, COO & VP to depart  Full story

11. Anthem launches in-house pharmacy business with CVS Health after Express Scripts fallout  Full story

12. How to preserve antibiotics for the next generation — why fast antibiotic susceptibility technology improves care and makes financial sense for your hospital  Learn more

13. US uninsured rate grows to 12.3%, highest since 2014 Full story

14. Former executive of Cleveland Clinic spinoff charged in $2.8M fraud scheme Full story

15. Insurers' No. 1 worry right now: Consumer confusion Full story