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Boston tax hunt targets exempt hospitals
Boston Globe, December 10, 2008
Hospital begs Clayton County, GA, Commission to back bond
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 10, 2008
Philadelphia court blocks Fox Chase Cancer Center's use of park
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 10, 2008
Louisiana hospital seeks money to build
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 10, 2008
Aurora Health Care to buy stake in Franklin, WI, surgical center
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, December 9, 2008

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Today's Sections

Legal
Philadelphia court blocks Fox Chase Cancer Center's use of park
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 10, 2008

Panel of judges hears appeal by Scrushy and former Alabama governor
Birmingham News/Press-Register, December 10, 2008

Judge: Denial of Novant's Clemmons, NC, hospital stands
The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area, December 9, 2008
State/Local Government
Hospital begs Clayton County, GA, Commission to back bond
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 10, 2008

Michigan AG challenges Blue Cross' financial projections
Detroit Free Press, December 10, 2008
Business
Boston tax hunt targets exempt hospitals
Boston Globe, December 10, 2008

Louisiana hospital seeks money to build
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 10, 2008

Aurora Health Care to buy stake in Franklin, WI, surgical center
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, December 9, 2008

Experian to add work for hospitals
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 10, 2008
Federal Government
Rep. Waxman maps health agenda for next Congress
Wall Street Journal (blog), December 10, 2008

Chicago neurosurgeon being considered for U.S. Surgeon General
Chicago Tribune, December 10, 2008
Technology
Insurers, costs spur rise in online medical records
Bloomberg, December 10, 2008
Commentary
Commentary: Employer-based health insurance plans no longer work
Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2008
Trends
Report finds fault with U.S. health services for teens
HealthDay/Washington Post, December 10, 2008

Women less likely to get proper care for heart attacks
Houston Chronicle, December 9, 2008
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Audio: India's Growth Story
Sangita Reddy, executive director, Apollo Hospitals Group, talks about Apollo's expansion and ability to provide care to local and international patients. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
December 9, 2008

Commentary: Buzzwords or Background Noise?
Too often, buzzwords are sound bites, signifying nothing, often told by poor managers to cover their own lack of shortcomings. But San Diego-based consultant and author Peter Stark doesn't quite see it that way. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
December 8, 2008

Contributed Feature: Are You Ready for Healthcare Reform?
Healthcare reform will likely be one of the top priorities President-elect Barack Obama and his administration tackles in the next couple of years. HealthLeaders Media contributor David Osborn discusses how U.S. hospitals can prepare for the next administration's healthcare reform policies. David Osborn, PhD, for HealthLeaders Media
December 5, 2008

Contributed Feature: Preparing for the RAC: Assessing and Mitigating Financial Risk
We are all familiar with the financial success of the three-year Recovery Audit Contractor Demonstration Project, which yielded nearly a billion dollars in improper overpayments collected from providers. Providers have appealed only 19.6% of the initial RAC determinations, and of these a mere 6.8% have been overturned. But hospitals with the foresight to prepare for the permanent RAC program by learning from the demonstration projects will be on their way to reducing financial exposure to RAC record reviews and increasing the probability of overturning RAC denials, says contributor Glenn Krauss. Glenn Krauss, for HealthLeaders Media
December 8, 2008





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