1. CVS Health proposes to buy Aetna for $66B: 4 things to know Full story

2. Aetna's profits rise 39% despite revenue shortfall  Full story

3. Top 10 MSSP ACOs in shared savings for 2016 Full story

4. Out-of-network reimbursements remain a viable option for providers, but many facilities struggle because they are unfamiliar with some of the intricacies required to successfully run an operation with this payment model   Learn more

5. Excited to welcome Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, John Noseworthy, Penny Wheeler, Bernard Tyson, Teri Fontenot, Lloyd Dean and Warner Thomas this April at Becker's 9th Annual Hospital Review Meeting - Register Here. For sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, please e-mail Jessica Cole at jcole@beckershealthcare.com.

6. California hospital suspends all services, notifies 524 employees of possible layoffs Full story

7. CMS proposes ACA benefit changes for 2019: 7 things to know Full story

8. Consumerism is now driving healthcare. Has your revenue cycle model kept up? Here's what you need to know Download the whitepaper

9. Anthem grows net income 21% in Q3 Full story

10. WellCare more than doubles net income in Q3

11. Man receives $52k hospital bill after his backpack was stolen in San Francisco  Full story

12. Wound Care by the Numbers: Medicare Cost and Utilization of Patients with Chronic Wounds Download the whitepaper

13. 17 payer-provider disputes, resolutions in October

14. UnitedHealth quietly gave $1.2M to HHS nominee's research center Full story

15. 31 latest hospital, health system executive moves Full story