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California doctors balk at request for data
Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2008
Higher Medicaid fees can't fix pay gaps, say Georgia doctors
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 12, 2008
Hospital safety takes page out of Top Gun manual
Chicago Tribune, February 12, 2008
New York City hospitals reinvent role of emergency
New York Times, February 12, 2008
Iowa health bill would require OK from state for all new facilities
Des Moines Register, February 11, 2008

Spotlight: Hospitals in Permanent Decline? Compared to 20 years ago, hospitals face enormous business headwinds: the development of alternative sites of care, reimbursement cuts, the inability to collect from patients...the list goes on and on. Read More

Today's Sections

Physicians
California doctors balk at request for data
Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2008

Cincinnati-area doctors dwindle in number
Cincinnati Enquirer, February 11, 2008
State/Local Government
Higher Medicaid fees can't fix pay gaps, say Georgia doctors
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 12, 2008

Iowa health bill would require OK from state for all new facilities
Des Moines Register, February 11, 2008

Speed Alabama hospital OKs, study says
Huntsville Times/Birmingham News, February 11, 2008

Minnesota legislators advance health insurance plan
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 12, 2008
Trends
Hospital safety takes page out of Top Gun manual
Chicago Tribune, February 12, 2008

Implications of UPMC's ethics policy far-reaching
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 11, 2008
Business
New York City hospitals reinvent role of emergency
New York Times, February 12, 2008

Children's Hospital in Seattle eyes condo complex for expansion
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 12, 2008

Seven surgeries done in first week as Florida hospital launches heart program
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 11, 2008

Sleek hospital plan roils New York City
AP/New York Times, February 12, 2008

Chicago hospital receives full accreditation
Chicago Tribune, February 12, 2008
Federal Government
Where do the candidates stand on healthcare?
Washington Post, February 12, 2008
Legal
Jailed doctor's patients to sue government
AP/Yahoo News, February 12, 2008

Contributed Feature: Tackling the Challenge of Physician-Hospital Relations (Part II)
It sometimes seems that conflict is the fastest-growing product line in contemporary healthcare. In this two-part series, we provide a step-by-step approach to help medical staff leaders improve physician-hospital relations. William K. Cors, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
February 7, 2008

Magazine: Claiming Their Due
Many providers struggle to bill for services amid a maze of contractual allowances, but sophisticated software is helping some hospitals and physician groups better manage the time value of money. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
January 2008

Video: Alternative Means
Integrative medicine may boost patient satisfaction, but will it boost income? Plus, reports on ED overcrowding and paying for propofol. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
February 7, 2008

Audio: Lean Goes a Long Way
Mike Reno, vice president of operations, and Andrew Eller, clinical educator in the emergency department at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, describe how the lean method improved quality and efficiency in the ED. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
February 7, 2008





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