1. Ex-WellCare general counsel gets prison time for role in $35M fraud scheme Full story

2. Humana updates severance policy regarding 'change in control,' stoking merger speculation Full story

3. UnitedHealth to lay off 138 in Delaware after losing Medicaid contract Full story

4. Poor COPD management leads to worse health and readmissions. This white paper shows how telemedicine and digital health improve COPD care in real time. Download the whitepaper

5. Thrilled to have Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush at Becker's 9th Annual Hospital Review Meeting. Register here. For exhibiting and sponsor opportunities, e-mail Jessica Cole at jcole@beckershealthcare.com.

6. UnitedHealth's Optum launches $250M investment fund Full story

7. 6 recent payer-provider disputes, resolutions

8. Discover the challenges and opportunities for telehealth. Download Disrupting Healthcare: Risks and Rewards of Telehealth, to get insights from top telehealth industry experts on major factors driving the growth of telehealth, risks and challenges for providers, and opportunities for the future. Download the whitepaper

9. Medical researcher found dead in NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell hospital bathroom Full story

10. Good Samaritan Health, 800-member physician group align with Cigna for health plan Full story

11. CMS extends value-based insurance program to 25 states: 4 things to know Full story

12. Demystifying Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare - Finding the value beyond the hype Learn more

13. Amazon's cloud poised to strike deal with Cerner, sources say Full story

14. Is a Medicare option for all the only practical means to solve the healthcare insurance crisis? Full story

15. 4 things to know about ED payer mix Full story