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Patients caught in Aetna-AMA out-of-network fight
Hartford Courant, January 11, 2008
Health insurance penalties too low in Massachusetts, panel official says
Boston Globe, January 11, 2008
Maryland officials huddle over hospitalsí financial problems
Washington Post, January 11, 2008
Pennsylvania nurses union to add to clout through merger
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 10, 2008
Tenet on road to recovery
The Street, January 11, 2008

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Physicians
Patients caught in Aetna-AMA out-of-network fight
Hartford Courant, January 11, 2008
Health Plans
Health insurance penalties too low in Massachusetts, panel official says
Boston Globe, January 11, 2008
State/Local Government
Maryland officials huddle over hospitalsí financial problems
Washington Post, January 11, 2008

Vermont hospital funding pushed at rally
AP/Houston Chronicle, January 11, 2008

Boston mayor decries clinics in retailers
Boston Globe, January 11, 2008
Business
Tenet on road to recovery
The Street, January 11, 2008

Pennsylvania nurses union to add to clout through merger
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 10, 2008

Pennsylvania hospital fires union workers
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 11, 2008

Ohio hospital plans expansion
Dayton Business Journal, January 11, 2008

West Penn health system narrows CEO search to two
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 10, 2008

Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati CEO is job-hunting
Cincinnati Enquirer, January 11, 2008
Federal Government
Sides in Florida Medicaid dispute meet with mediator
Orlando Sentinel, January 11, 2008
Legal
Family sues Pennsylvania hospital over newborn twinís death
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 11, 2008
Trends
California hospitals improving curbside manner
Sacramento Bee, January 10, 2008

Healthcare options expand in Charlotte suburbs
Charlotte Observer, January 10, 2008

Commentary: Dr. Spendthrift
The root cause of the healthcare industry's spiraling costs is the pen sitting in your white coat. Nearly every needless procedure, extravagant device, and useless technology ordered requires a doctor's signature. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
January 10, 2008

Commentary: Another Year of Denial
There could be no more fitting end to the healthcare year of 2007 than President Bush sitting down in his Crawford, TX, ranch on Dec. 29 essentially taping a bandage on some fundamental healthcare problems still facing us. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
January 9, 2008

Audio: ED Coverage Strategies
Richard Salluzzo, MD, President and CEO of Wellmont Health System, discusses strategies to ensure emergency department call coverage. HealthLeaders Media
January 10, 2008

Contributed Feature: Embracing the Philosophy of the Chief Experience Officer
Contributor Anthony Cirillo discusses the merits of the the "chief experience officer," a person in an organization who is in charge of taking the reigns to assure that the brand experience across the enterprise is both consistent and exceptional. Anthony Cirillo, for HealthLeaders Media
January 8, 2008





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