After uproar, CDC changes guidance on coronavirus testing

After pushback from public health experts, CDC on Friday released updated guidelines recommending that close contacts of patients infected with the novel coronavirus be tested for the virus. Here's what you need to know about the new testing recommendations.

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Map: Where employer-based plans pay hospitals the most—and the least

Employer-sponsored private health plans on average in 2018 paid hospitals 247% of the amount Medicare paid for the same health care services, according to a new study from RAND Corporation—but there was wide variation between states. Explore the rates paid to your state's hospitals on our interactive map.

Around the nation: MetLife to acquire Versant Health for $1.68M

MetLife would gain access to Versant's provider network and become one of the largest vision insurers in the United States, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Georgia, and New York.

Weekly review: 500,000 fewer births next year? What Covid-19 could mean for pregnancy.

Do fever checks actually work to prevent the coronavirus's spread? Three ways to change someone's mind, and more.