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Hospital 'tax' proposed to help pay for care in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 10, 2008
UNC asks patients to pay up front
Raleigh News & Observer, March 7, 2008
HCA agrees to seek trial delay in Virginia hospital suit
Washington Post, March 10, 2008
Connecticut hospital settles probe
Hartford Courant, March 10, 2008
Chicago kids' doctors call for boost in Medicaid reimbursement
Chicago Tribune, March 10, 2008

Spotlight: Live From AMGA: Doc the Vote Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Senator Bill Bradley kicked off the AMGA annual conference in Orlando with 30,000-foot discussion of the healthcare system that was characterized for the most part by compromise and bipartisanship. Read More

Today's Sections

Live From AMGA
Newt Speaks
Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media, March 7, 2008

Orchestrating Change
Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media, March 7, 2008
State/Local Government
Hospital 'tax' proposed to help pay for care in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 10, 2008

Commissioner ousts Atlanta hospital appointee
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 10, 2008

Pennsylvania House to debate health-plan expansion
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 10, 2008
Business
UNC asks patients to pay up front
Raleigh News & Observer, March 7, 2008

WellStar Health to buy Paulding County, GA, site
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 10, 2008

Tampa Bay sees its first free-standing ER open
The Tampa Tribune, March 7, 2008
Legal
HCA agrees to seek trial delay in Virginia hospital suit
Washington Post, March 10, 2008
Federal Government
Connecticut hospital settles probe
Hartford Courant, March 10, 2008
Physicians
Chicago kids' doctors call for boost in Medicaid reimbursement
Chicago Tribune, March 10, 2008

Doctors take on Highmark on office-visit drug copays
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 7, 2008
Hospital News
Panel probes how a Sacramento hospital handled power outage
Sacramento Bee, March 7, 2008
Trends
Big patients, higher costs
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 10, 2008

Dealing with out-of-network costs
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), March 10, 2008

More Nevada surgery clinics to be cited
AP/Yahoo News, March 10, 2008

Paperless patients
Indianapolis Star, March 7, 2008
Technology
OHSU adds 'patient navigator' to ease cancer care
The Oregonian, March 7, 2008

Commentary: Finding Dr. Right
It's no secret that rural areas have a hard time recruiting physicians. Yet according to a survey of nearly 2,000 physicians, roughly 80 percent of doctors who have never practiced in a rural area are not opposed to the idea. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
March 4, 2008

Audio: Brand Building in the UAE
David L. Printy, president and CEO of Oasis Hospital, discusses the increased emphasis of marketing communications in the United Arab Emirates. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
March 6, 2008

Video: Unexpected IT Costs
Learn from those who've learned from experience. Plus, news on upcoming Medicare audits and more. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
March 6, 2008

Magazine: Unwelcome Surprises
Early adopters say clinical information technology is often worth the price, but unanticipated costs lurk in every corner. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 2008





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