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On the same day that Thomas Eric Duncan died of Ebola, an urgent care clinic in Frisco, Texas is reporting that another patient is exhibiting symptoms of the virus, reports Modern Healthcare.

More than 90 percent of the 300 doctors who received money from drug companies in exchange for speaking and consulting are men, reports The New York Times.

On Oct. 1, Massachusetts became the first state to require insurers to post real-time prices of procedures and visits, reports WBUR.

Federal officials have released a new version of HealthCare.gov, which features a streamlined application process for those signing up for the first time, reports ABC News.

Wal-Mart is venturing deeper into healthcare with its latest initiative: a partnership with DirectHealth.com to help customers compare and enroll in health insurance plans, reports The Washington Post.

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is facing mounting criticism due to its handling of the first Ebola case in the U.S., reports The Dallas Morning News.

Medicare is expected to cut payments for a record-breaking 2,610 hospitals because of failure to reign in 30-day readmissions, reports Kaiser Health News.

Montefiore Pioneer ACO in Bronx, N.Y., saved Medicare $24 million last year—and, thanks to its shared savings agreement, got to pocket $13 million of it. The Washington Post explores how it accomplished this feat in a system where 80 percent of patients receive Medicaid or Medicare. 

General Electric’s head of business development, John Flannery, is expected to immediately take the helm of the company’s $18.2 billion healthcare unit, reports Wall Street Journal.

A computer error is why Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital staff accidentally discharged a patient diagnosed with Ebola, reports CBS News.

Big data can offer insight on patients’ diagnoses and possible complications in a way that is much less costly and time-consuming than clinical trials, reports New York Times Magazine.

Veterans have been waiting three months or longer for initial physician appointments during a time when the healthcare ecosystem outside the Department of Veteran Affairs struggles to fill beds and open slots.