1. BCBS of North Carolina extends COVID-19 cost-sharing waivers, virtual visit payment into 2021 Full story
2. Cigna, Health First may end relationship if agreement not reached Full story
3. Some Americans face 5-day wait for test results; death toll passes 250K — 5 COVID-19 updates Full story
4. What can a survey of 1,000 healthcare consumers and 75 health plan executives tell us about the shift to home-based healthcare in 2020 and beyond. Click here to find out.
5. Houston physician sentenced to prison for $17M billing fraud Full story
6. Medicare overpaid hospitals for defunct heart devices, inspector general says Full story
7. 50 top cardiovascular hospitals for 2021, ranked by IBM Watson Health Full story
8. Anticipate patient needs in 2020 to thrive in a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. Join this virtual discussion for more on transforming the patient experience.
9. 900+ Mayo Clinic workers diagnosed with COVID-19 in past 2 weeks Full story
10. Anthem's Medicare members used 600,000 virtual healthcare services this spring — up from 4,400 Full story
11. Daily COVID-19 stats, state-by-state: