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Deal frees up $2 million for Louisiana hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 10, 2009
Wal-Mart plans to market digital health records system
New York Times, March 11, 2009
Wayne State plan would transfer faculty doctors to Detroit Medical Center
Detroit News, March 10, 2009
Missouri Medicaid plan would shift costs to hospitals
Kansas City Star, March 10, 2009
White House budget director grilled on health plan details
AP/Yahoo News, March 11, 2009

Spotlight: Are You Getting Paid Too Much? Reading about the executive compensation levels we're seeing at companies that are insolvent, I wonder, are you, as a top executive at a nonprofit, or a key employee of the same, getting paid too much? Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Deal frees up $2 million for Louisiana hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 10, 2009

Missouri Medicaid plan would shift costs to hospitals
Kansas City Star, March 10, 2009

Indiana panel OKs bill on doctor reimbursements
Indianapolis Star, March 11, 2009

Landmarks panel approves St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan tower
New York Times, March 11, 2009
Business
Wayne State plan would transfer faculty doctors to Detroit Medical Center
Detroit News, March 10, 2009

21% of Americans scramble to pay medical, drug bills
USA Today, March 11, 2009

Children's Hospital Boston expansion to add 30 beds
Boston Globe, March 11, 2009
Technology
Wal-Mart plans to market digital health records system
New York Times, March 11, 2009

Emails, calls to the doctor cut down on office visits
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, March 11, 2009
Federal Government
White House budget director grilled on health plan details
AP/Yahoo News, March 11, 2009

Commentary: Preauthorization proposal steers imaging cash cow to health reserve piggybank
Sg2 (free registration required), March 11, 2009

Report: Indiana last in CDC disease prevention money
AP/Yahoo News, March 11, 2009
Health Plans
UAW awaiting deal with GM on healthcare
Chicago Tribune, March 11, 2009

California HMOs required to cover some autism therapies
San Francisco Chronicle, March 11, 2009

Tennessee sees first stimulus in healthcare for poor
The Tennessean, March 11, 2009

Audio: Solve Shortage, Save Money
Barry Arbuckle, president and CEO of MemorialCare Medical Centers in Long Beach, CA, is one of three C-suite leaders joining us for the March 16 webcast: Solving Your Nurse Shortage: Long-term strategies that work. In this audio clip, he outlines successful cost-saving solutions to the shortage of nurses and nurse leaders. Bob Wertz, for HealthLeaders Media
March 4, 2009

Audio: Set Standards to Avoid Conflict of Interest
Kenneth Irons, MD, chief of regional and neighborhood clinics for Duluth Clinic, talks about his organization's policy that set guidelines for how physicians and employees relate to pharmaceutical representatives. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
March 5, 2009

News: Complete Economic Stimulus Coverage
President Barack Obama has signed a $787 billion stimulus bill into law, and expanding healthcare coverage is clearly one of the plan's largest priorities: Approximately $150 billion is dedicated to healthcare expenditures. Here you will find a comprehensive list of news and analysis about this historic event. HealthLeaders Media
February 19, 2009

Contributed Feature: Protesting the Award of a Federal Healthcare Contract
A large organization solicits bids from three major hospitals for creation of an exclusive provider network. After a period of time, two hospitals learn that they were not selected. Not only do they wonder how their proposals were evaluated, but they have heard rumors that the contract was "wired" all along. What recourse do they have to learn about the process or challenge the decision? If the organization that issued the bid is a private entity—probably not much. If the bid was issued by the federal government—a lot! Scott Honiberg and Jeff Weinstein, for HealthLeaders Media
March 2, 2009





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