1. Humana, 2 equity firms to buy Kindred for $4.1B: 6 things to know Full story

2. Tenet closes 232-bed Phoenix hospital Full story

3. BCBS subsidiary to lay off 264 employees after losing 3-state Medicare contract Full story

4. 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

5. Thrilled to welcome celebrity keynote John McEnroe + 112 hospital and health system executives at Becker's Health IT + Clinical Leadership conference May 10-11, 2018. Register here. | Hear Super Bowl champion Joe Montana and 222+ great speakers at Becker's 16th Annual Future of Spine conference June 14-16, 2018. Register here. | For exhibitor and sponsor opportunities, e-mail Jessica Cole at jcole@beckershealthcare.com.

6. Centene unit faces $500k fine after Washington commissioner bans, then allows sale of narrow network plans Full story

7. Cigna CEO to chair US-Korea business council: 3 things to know Full story

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

9. Dr. J. Mario Molina resigns from Molina Healthcare's board of directors: 3 things to know Full story

10. CMS may bring on contractor to examine Medicare Part D plans: 3 things to know Full story

11. BCBS of Massachusetts to pay members up to $250 per procedure when they shop Full story

12. Curious about how evolving risk-based alternative payment models will affect your organization? This in-depth whitepaper probes the impact of risk-based payment models and uncovers insights around the capabilities health systems need to achieve success in today's healthcare environment.   Download the whitepaper

13. Epic to release new EHR version, 'Sonnet,' in March 2018 Full story

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

15. 130 women hospital and health system leaders to know | 2017 Full story