HomeHero Ceases Operations, Cites “Inferior” W-2 Employment Model
For a few years now, the home care industry has focused on a handful of “disrupters”—venture-backed startups that popped into the space with splashy funding rounds and new technology. (Amy Baxter/Home Health Care News)

To Pay Or Not To Pay—That Is The Question
Should you still submit your 1095 tax forms that show when you were covered—or, if you purchased a plan from an exchange, the amount of tax credits you received? Should you apply for an exemption from the Obamacare coverage requirement? (Emily Bazar/Kaiser Health News)

New Blood Test Could Improve Treatment For Heart Disease
A simple blood test could help doctors determine whether someone suffers from coronary heart disease, the most common form of heart disease, killing more than 370,000 Americans every year. (Dan Gorenstein/Marketplace)

Flu Season Peaking, Dominant Strain Poses Added Risk For Elderly
Massachusetts health officials say cases of the flu appear to be hitting their annual peak right around now—and the dominant strain tends to cause severe illness that poses a particular risk for people over 65. (Carey Goldberg/CommonHealth)

Insurers Pay Twice As Much As Hospitals For Hip and Knee Implants
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals they are paying more than twice what hospitals do for devices inserted into hundreds of thousands of patients every year. (Casey Ross/Stat News)