1. UnitedHealth sells $9B of bonds to support Change Healthcare purchase Full story
2. Walmart Health expands Florida footprint Full story
3. CMS seeking input on end of public health emergency Full story
4. 35% of adults don't get enough sleep, which can cause poor outcomes and higher healthcare costs. See how health plans can tackle the issue with these simple strategies.
5. OptumRx to pay $15M to settle Ohio overcharging allegations Full story
6. Apple, Tivity partner on fitness solution for Aetna Medicare members Full story
7. Florida Blue adds Amazon Pharmacy as home delivery provider Full story
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9. Rapid onboarding: Lessons in security and speed from Penn State Health. Click here to learn more.
10. UnitedHealth Group has 780K square feet of office space up for lease in Minnesota Full story
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Becker's Learning Opportunities
1. Rising diabetes, hypertension and obesity rates — alongside unaddressed SDOH — have created a perfect storm for health plans. Increase rural members' access to care and help them sustain health improvements with this virtual tool.
2. Today's healthcare consumers won't settle for an impersonal experience. These 10 must-read articles examine the new payer imperative — member empowerment. Read them and learn how health plans can make healthcare personal.
3. 3 strategies to reduce costs and increase collections from Mercy Health, Piedmont Healthcare and UCHealth