CMS Launches Home Health Prior Authorization Requirement
Despite pushback from the home health industry and lawmakers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Wednesday it intends to move forward with a preauthorization requirement. (Kourtney Liepelt/Home Health Care News)

John Oliver Forgives $15 Million in Medical Debt
Would you rather spend 20 minutes reading about the hazards of predatory debt collection, or would you rather spend 20 minutes watching someone forgive millions of dollars in debt, complete with a giveaway that professed to put Oprah Winfrey’s famous “You Get a Car!” gimmick to shame? (Kaite Rogers/New York Times)

Advising Doctors, Patients on California’s Aid-in-Dying Law
California is the fifth state to legalize aid-in-dying, joining Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana. The option is very rarely used. (Lisa Aliferis/Kaiser Health News)

Study: Most Antidepressants Don’t Work for Young Patients
Scientists say most antidepressants don't work for children or teenagers with major depression, some may be unsafe, and the quality of evidence about these drugs is so bad the researchers cannot be sure if any are truly effective or safe. (Maria Cheng/LA Times)

Why the Economic Payoff from Technology is so Elusive
The productivity puzzle has given rise to a number of explanations in recent years—and divided economists into technology pessimists and optimists. (Steve Lohr/New York Times)