1. How 8 of the nation's biggest payers would benefit under Republicans' tax reform Full story

2. Ascension, Providence St. Joseph in talks to merge, dethrone HCA as largest hospital operator: 5 takeaways Full story

3. Physicians argue Anthem's ER policy violates federal law Full story

4. AAAHC launched and orthopedic certification program — learn about the standards and benefits in an upcoming webinar Learn more

5. Hear Celebrity Keynotes by Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and Sarah Kliff, Award Winning Healthcare Journalist and Senior Policy Correspondent, Vox.com at Becker's 9th Annual Hospital Review Meeting. Register here. | Great topics and speakers focused on Health IT and Clinical Leadership Issues including Best Uses of AI, Telehealth, Data Analytics, Clinician Burnout, Population Health and More at Becker's Health IT + Clinical Leadership Meeting. Register here. For exhibiting and sponsor opportunities, e-mail Jessica Cole at jcole@beckershealthcare.com.

6. Premier Health terminates agreement to sell insurance branch: 4 things to know Full story

7. CVS Health to pay Aetna $2.1B if deal fails: 3 things to know Full story

8. Value-based healthcare demands a scalable data management strategy — here's how to get ahead of the curve   Download the whitepaper

9. Fitch revises outlook for US health insurers to stable for 2018: 4 things to know Full story

10. 3 recent value-based agreements between payers, providers Full story

11. Chinese billionaire ups stake in CHS Full story

12. Need to reduce readmissions? A centralized model to scale patient follow-up can help — here's how   Download the whitepaper

13. Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini could receive $500M payout if CVS deal closes Full story

14. UnitedHealth Group's year in review: 5 biggest stories in 2017 Full story

15. 10 healthiest, unhealthiest states in America | 2017 Full story