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Florida governor could veto money for Miami hospital
Miami Herald, June 10, 2008
Ranks of underinsured are rising, study finds
New York Times, June 10, 2008
Massachusetts insurers expand use of doctor rankings
Boston Globe, June 10, 2008
$12.7 million dashes Atlanta hospital's hopes
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 10, 2008
Can even high-ranked hospitals get better?
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 10, 2008

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Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Florida governor could veto money for Miami hospital
Miami Herald, June 10, 2008

$12.7 million dashes Atlanta hospital's hopes
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 10, 2008

Georgia breast cancer plan aimed at uninsured
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 10, 2008
Health Plans
Ranks of underinsured are rising, study finds
New York Times, June 10, 2008
Physicians
Massachusetts insurers expand use of doctor rankings
Boston Globe, June 10, 2008

Doctors say Brooklyn hospital is falling victim to its own real estate value
New York Times, June 10, 2008

Researchers fail to reveal full drug pay
New York Times, June 10, 2008

Doctors miss cultural needs, study says
New York Times, June 10, 2008

Highmark to give 'cyber' funds to doctors
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 9, 2008
Hospital News
Can even high-ranked hospitals get better?
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 10, 2008

Hospitals want involved patients
Chicago Tribune, June 10, 2008

Patient's death shows lapses at North Carolina hospital
Raleigh News & Observer, June 9, 2008

Patient Web sites used for news, support in crisis
AP/Yahoo News, June 10, 2008

Hospital-based inpatient psychiatric services measure set available to meet requirements
HealthLeaders News Brief, June 9, 2008
Business
Wisconsin firm to help with Louisiana hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 9, 2008

UPMC sees jet as a key tool in quest for global reach
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 9, 2008

Ohio-based University Hospitals seeks exemption from Medicare limits
Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 9, 2008
Trends
Obese have heftier medical bills despite shortened lives
USA Today, June 10, 2008

Audio: The High Cost of Obesity
HealthLeaders Media senior finance editor Philip Betbeze speaks with Joan Roberts, senior director at Novation, the contracting services arm of VHA, about the increasing costs to hospitals for treating the obese. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
June 9, 2008

Commentary: Will Saying 'I'm Sorry' Scare Patients Away?
I applaud the growing number of hospitals that are apologizing for medical errors, yet I can't help but wonder what impact this practice will have on small community hospitals. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
June 4, 2008

Contributed Feature: Using Credit Scoring To Manage Hospital Bad Debt
Many hospitals have had stable performance over the past 20 years. But infrastructure demands and changes in reimbursement dynamics will create huge financial challenges over the next decade. HealthLeaders Media contributor Brian Klepper writes that using strategies such as credit scoring to try to reduce the amount of bad debt hospitals must deal with is essential in today's environment. Brian Klepper, for HealthLeaders Media
June 9, 2008

Audio: Going Green in St. Louis
Sister Mary Jean Ryan, president and CEO of SSM Healthcare in St. Louis, talks about the system's decision to stop offering bottled water at its 20 facilities. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
June 6, 2008





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