1. BCBS exec tells Texas business leaders to 'stand with your carrier' Full story

2. 55% of hospitals to earn bump in payments under Value-based Purchasing Program Full story

3. Tennessee nurse pleads guilty in $65.7M telemedicine fraud scheme Full story

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6. CMS cuts payments to 11,000 nursing homes, cites readmission rates Full story

7. Aetna, Ascension join blockchain pilot project to address provider data issues Full story

8. Claims management and reimbursement data can help health plans manage medical costs. Listen to this podcast to learn how.

9. Anthem's retroactive denial policy keeps patients from seeking care, physicians say Full story

10. Cleveland Clinic's operating income jumps 76% in Q3 Full story

11. The $39 Billion mistake that hospitals nationwide are falling victim to -- Learn more.

12. Tenet sells off health plan Full story