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USC buys two disputed Tenet hospitals
Los Angeles Times, February 10, 2009
Maryland bill introduced to set standards on free, reduced-price care at hospitals
Baltimore Sun, February 10, 2009
Dallas' Parkland hospital streamlines emergency room procedures
Dallas Morning News, February 11, 2009
Anthem Blue Cross agrees to take back clients, pay $1-million fine
Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2009
CMS Releases Updated RAC Expansion Schedule
Andrea Kraynak, CPC-A, February 11, 2009

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Today's Sections

Business
USC buys two disputed Tenet hospitals
Los Angeles Times, February 10, 2009

Economy forces change in University of Iowa hospital expansion
AP/Chicago Tribune, February 11, 2009
State/Local Government
Maryland bill introduced to set standards on free, reduced-price care at hospitals
Baltimore Sun, February 10, 2009

Pennsylvania group improves health, lowers cost
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 11, 2009

Ban on using gender in health insurance rates weighed in Connecticut
Hartford Courant, February 11, 2009
Hospital News
Dallas' Parkland hospital streamlines emergency room procedures
Dallas Morning News, February 11, 2009

Cigna Web tool tells cost of care upfront
Wall Street Journal, February 11, 2009
Legal
Anthem Blue Cross agrees to take back clients, pay $1-million fine
Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2009

Medical group examining Beverly Hills fertility doctor in octuplets case
Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2009

New York AG: Two more insurers agreed to fund database
CNNMoney.com, February 10, 2009
Federal Government
CMS Releases Updated RAC Expansion Schedule
Andrea Kraynak, CPC-A, February 11, 2009

Sobering results for cost-cutting Medicare project
AP/Yahoo News, February 11, 2009

Senate approves stimulus plan
New York Times, February 10, 2009

How Pfizer's doctor-payment disclosure compares to Grassley plan
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, February 11, 2009
Health Plans
Analysts say number of uninsured Americans to grow
AP/Yahoo News, February 11, 2009

Big jump in Blue Cross premiums sparks outrage
San Francisco Chronicle, February 11, 2009

Blue Cross of Massachusetts paring costs in bid to save up to $25 million
Boston Globe, February 11, 2009

Humana hiring nurses, social workers, others for St. Petersburg, FL, center
Tampa Bay Business Journal, February 11, 2009
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New! Lead Time Blog: Bredesen's Trial Balloon Being Shot Down?
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen's name is now being floated as the next Secretary of HHS, and finds himself in the position of defending his record against speculation of a job for which he may or may not be a candidate, says HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
February 10, 2009

Magazine: So Long, Spreadsheets
Capital spend software simplifies project management finances for a St. Louis system. Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 4, 2009

HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey: Leadership: The Challenge of Planning
A CEO is supposed to be the "visionary" of an organization—and apparently, most CEOs are adept at portraying that image. Forty-eight percent of the senior leaders across all pillars of our survey described their CEO as a visionary, and 42% described the CEO as a competent administrator. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 6, 2009

Contributed Feature: Radiology Management: Cost and Quality at the Crossroads of Patient Care (Part II)
Effective radiology testing requires facilitation, collaboration, and the use of new tools and communication channels. In this two-part series, contributor Marybeth Regan, PhD, describes eight dimensions of radiology management and explains how the concept can improve patient care. Marybeth Regan, PhD, for HealthLeaders Media
February 10, 2009





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