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FTC moves to block merger of Inova and Virginia hospital
Washington Post, May 12, 2008
Los Angeles hospital's recovery could take years
Los Angeles Times, May 12, 2008
Illinois hospital's savior faces tough task
Chicago Tribune, May 12, 2008
Loan effort lures recruits to Massachusetts health centers
Boston Globe, May 12, 2008
Study: Telemedicine a cost-effective alternative to ER visits
HealthDay/Washington Post, May 12, 2008

Spotlight: Physicians v. Hospitals Forget Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The political battle you want to keep an eye on this spring is the fight between two of healthcare's biggest associations over the merits of physician-owned specialty hospitals. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
FTC moves to block merger of Inova and Virginia hospital
Washington Post, May 12, 2008

Feds approve Indiana plan to expand SCHIP coverage
AP/Chicago Tribune, May 12, 2008
Business
Los Angeles hospital's recovery could take years
Los Angeles Times, May 12, 2008

Illinois hospital's savior faces tough task
Chicago Tribune, May 12, 2008

Manhattan hospital pleads poverty to evade landmark law
New York Times, May 12, 2008

Healthcare Association of New York receives $105,000 state grant
The Business Review of Albany, May 9, 2008

Cleveland Clinic hospital gets $5 million donation for expansion
Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 9, 2008
Community Hospitals
Loan effort lures recruits to Massachusetts health centers
Boston Globe, May 12, 2008

Study: Telemedicine a cost-effective alternative to ER visits
HealthDay/Washington Post, May 12, 2008
State/Local Government
Georgia trauma bill supporters preparing for push next year
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 12, 2008

New Jersey rally to protest proposed healthcare cuts
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 12, 2008

Iowa nurses to see pay raise with increase in Medicaid
AP/Chicago Tribune, May 12, 2008

Illinois officials launch updated Web portal for Medicaid information
AP/Chicago Tribune, May 12, 2008
Election 2008
Insurance model follows American tradition
AP/Yahoo News, May 12, 2008
Health Plans
Advocates want safety net to catch TennCare's sickest
The Tennessean, May 12, 2008
Trends
Kaiser doctors making a different kind of house call
Denver Business Journal, May 9, 2008

Ohio pharmacists want to expand role with patients
Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 9, 2008

Audio: From TLT: The Performance Dashboard
CFO Kimberly Boynton and CEO Paul Kronenberg of Crouse Health Hospital in Syracuse, NY, described their hospital's performance dashboard and how it impacts quality, builds employee trust, and fosters healthy competition. HealthLeaders Media
May 9, 2008

Commentary: Beyond the White Gloves
CMS' recent proposal to include C. diff on its list of "never events" and figures released recently by the federal government have brought increased media attention to the hospital-acquired infection. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
May 8, 2008

Audio: Staying Legal
Michael Dermer, president and CEO of IncentOne, talks about legal and tax implications of incentive program design. He will be part of an audioconference on the topic on May 13. Les Masterson, for Health Plan Insider
April 23, 2008

Contributed Feature: Unhappy Physicians
Contributor Edwin Leap, MD, ponders the reasons for physician discontent and argues that more emphasis on work-life balance, and less on compensation, may be the key to a happier physician workforce. Edwin Leap, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
May 8, 2008





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