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New Jersey Blue Cross may cut Philadelphia hospitals from coverage
Philadelphia Inquirer, September 11, 2008
States lobbying Congress for Medicaid relief
AP/Yahoo News, September 11, 2008
Settlement requires defendant to pay CalPERS $30 million
The Sacramento Bee, September 10, 2008
Campaign collecting funds for new Children's Memorial in Chicago
Chicago Tribune, September 11, 2008
Medical schools, journals fight industry influence
AP/Yahoo News, September 11, 2008

Spotlight: A Final Word on International Accreditation While we wait for the Medical Tourism Association to provide more information about its plans for a certification program, others in the industry have weighed in on the group's abortive accreditation attempt. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
States lobbying Congress for Medicaid relief
AP/Yahoo News, September 11, 2008

Feds to unplug medical subsidy, some 18,000 Minnesotans could lose health assistance
Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 11, 2008
Health Plans
Pennsylvania governor pushes on health coverage
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, September 11, 2008

New Jersey Blue Cross may cut Philadelphia hospitals from coverage
Philadelphia Inquirer, September 11, 2008

Coverage guarantee can hit young the hardest
AP/Yahoo News, September 11, 2008
Trends
Patient-centered 'medical home' models lag in key areas
HealthDay/Washington Post, September 11, 2008

Retail clinics attracting those without regular doctors
HealthDay/Washington Post, September 11, 2008

Clinics opening in SC CVS drugstores
The State, September 10, 2008

Continucare shifts walk-in clinic strategy in Florida
Miami Herald, September 11, 2008
Legal
Humana pays $750,000 to resolve Wisconsin complaints
AP/Chicago Tribune, September 11, 2008

Settlement requires defendant to pay CalPERS $30 million
The Sacramento Bee, September 10, 2008
Hospital News
Dallas-based Parkland kicks off its first capital campaign
Dallas Morning News, September 11, 2008

Campaign collecting funds for new Children's Memorial in Chicago
Chicago Tribune, September 11, 2008

Medical schools, journals fight industry influence
AP/Yahoo News, September 11, 2008
Research
Study revives a debate on arthritis knee surgery
New York Times, September 11, 2008
Finance
St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare opens up its books
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 10, 2008
Technology
Radioisotope shortage could force delays in medical tests
USA Today, September 11, 2008

Audio: Increase Member Satisfaction
Stan Nowak, CEO of Silverlink, discusses the importance of member communication and how healthcare companies can learn from consumer industries. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
September 3, 2008

Commentary: You Need a Different Differentiator
I've been thinking lately about the ways hospitals differentiate themselves. It seems as though, for hospitals, there's a limited number of market positions to stake out. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
September 10, 2008

Commentary: With Hospital Bills, I'm Scarred But Smarter
I got a bill the other day from Vanderbilt University Medical Center for $144. But I couldn't place where it was coming from. I don't know about you, but $144 is real money to me. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
September 8, 2008

Contributed Feature: The Recruiting Challenge for Internal Medicine
Contributors Allen Dye and Troy Fowler from physician search firm Merritt, Hawkins & Associates examine factors that make internal medicine one of the most challenging specialties to recruit and offer suggestions for attracting internists in today's market. Allen Dye and Troy Fowler, for HealthLeaders Media
August 28, 2008





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