1. CMS probes potential conflicts of interest for accrediting groups Full story

2. Pharmacy owner gets prison time for role in $8.4M billing fraud scheme Full story

3. South Carolina hospital closes after 63 years Full story

4. To learn how Holston Medical Group earned more than $7.2M with value-based initiatives, download this free white paper

5. Join terrific keynotes Katie Couric and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting, April 1-4. Register here. | Thrilled to welcome over 215 executive speakers from hospitals and health systems + keynotes Peyton Manning and Kevin O'Leary to Becker's 5th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference, October 9-12. Register here. For exhibiting and sponsor opportunities, e-mail Jessica Cole at jcole@beckershealthcare.com

6. Meet the 1st hospitals to join Humana's national value-based network Full story

7. $67B Cigna acquisition of Express Scripts closes Dec. 20 Full story

8. Webinar: Maximizing economies of scale in healthcare. Click here to register

9. ACA plan enrollment declines to 8.5 million people Full story

10. Healthcare as a zero-sum game: 7 key points Full story

11. Register for this upcoming webinar to learn how healthcare providers can automate processes to reduce administrative drag

12. Payer year in review: 5 top stories of 2018 Full story