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Hospital officials worry as New York governor signals need for more Medicaid cuts
New York Times, December 11, 2008
Daschle also to oversee new health reform office
AP/Yahoo News, December 11, 2008
Web site compares cost, quality among Massachusetts hospitals
Boston Globe, December 11, 2008
FL governor unveils health insurance option
Miami Herald, December 11, 2008
Cooper University Hospital opens new building in Camden, NJ
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 11, 2008

Spotlight: Price Check on Medical Travel The whole premise behind promoting medical travel to U.S. consumers is founded on the potential for significant cost savings. But if consumers don't realize huge cost savings, few will consider it. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Hospital officials worry as New York governor signals need for more Medicaid cuts
New York Times, December 11, 2008

FL governor unveils health insurance option
Miami Herald, December 11, 2008

Las Vegas hospital agrees to pay big fine
AP/Las Vegas Sun, December 11, 2008

Close to $51 million in health grants given in Washington, DC
Washington Post, December 11, 2008
Federal Government
Daschle also to oversee new health reform office
AP/Yahoo News, December 11, 2008

Medicare insurers' profits exceed expectations
AP/Yahoo News, December 11, 2008
Technology
Web site compares cost, quality among Massachusetts hospitals
Boston Globe, December 11, 2008

Prominent doctor raises concerns over change in heart devices
New York Times, December 11, 2008
Business
Cooper University Hospital opens new building in Camden, NJ
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 11, 2008

Louisville, KY-based Baptist East may have averted loss of Medicare
Louisville Courier-Journal, December 10, 2008

Hospital jobs healthy in Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati area
Cincinnati Enquirer, December 10, 2008
Finance
Struggling Boca Raton, FL, hospital to tap foundation
Miami Herald, December 11, 2008
Health Plans
Survey shows consumerism uptick in health benefits
AP/Yahoo News, December 10, 2008
Physicians
Placebo effect: Survey gives life to ethical debate
USA Today, December 11, 2008

38% of adults use alternative medicine
Washington Post, December 11, 2008

Emergency care report card bleak for Florida
Palm Beach Post/South Florida Sun-Sentinel, December 10, 2008
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Commentary: The Link Between Genetic Medicine and IT
The benefits of genetic and molecular medicine are so many, says outgoing HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, that personalized healthcare should be an "explicit goal" of Barack Obama's healthcare reform plan. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
December 9, 2008

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

Magazine: Imaging Expansion
Shifts in the medical imaging landscape have presented new investment opportunities for hospitals looking to increase their market share. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Magazine
November 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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