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Top Stories
Pennsylvania, New Jersey hospitals' mistakes are going unreported
Philadelphia Inquirer, September 12, 2008
Health Net to reinstate 926 dropped policyholders in California
Los Angeles Times, September 12, 2008
Healthcare issue, not quite hot, remains strong
New York Times, September 12, 2008
Bill on hospital-care discounts may be scuttled by Illinois governor's amendatory veto
Chicago Tribune, September 12, 2008
North Dakota telepharmacy project expands across country
AP/Yahoo News, September 12, 2008

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Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Bill on hospital-care discounts may be scuttled by Illinois governor's amendatory veto
Chicago Tribune, September 12, 2008
Trends
North Dakota telepharmacy project expands across country
AP/Yahoo News, September 12, 2008

Spiritual beliefs part of healthcare for some
HealthDay/Washington Post, September 12, 2008

New technique gets around open-heart surgery
Kansas City Star, September 11, 2008
Technology
Product designed to keep better track of surgical sponges
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 11, 2008
Hospital News
Pennsylvania, New Jersey hospitals' mistakes are going unreported
Philadelphia Inquirer, September 12, 2008

Neighbors fuming over UPMC smoking policy
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 11, 2008

Maui Medical to open Kihei clinic
Pacific Business News, September 12, 2008
Health Plans
Health Net to reinstate 926 dropped policyholders in California
Los Angeles Times, September 12, 2008

Report: Blues merger would save money, but competition saves even more
Philadelphia Inquirer, September 12, 2008

Unreliable answers from Medicare call center, if you can get through
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 12, 2008

Blue Cross of Michigan rate raises fought
Detroit Free Press, September 12, 2008
Election 2008
Healthcare issue, not quite hot, remains strong
New York Times, September 12, 2008
Research
Study: Medical home plan cut hospital admissions
Reuters, September 11, 2008
Marketing
Rams, SLU Hospital: Partners in marketing, not medicine
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 11, 2008

Commentary: Assessing P4P's Performance
The healthcare industry started with a theory: If payments to providers are tied to performance, overall quality of care will improve. But there seem to be three major problems with P4P in its current form. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
September 11, 2008

Audio: The Source of Bad Debt
Finance Editor Phil Betbeze talks with Earl Winter, CEO of nTelagent Inc., whose company recently ran a test of aged trial balance analyses for some of their customers. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
September 2, 2008

Commentary: Fixing a Broken System
Some in disease management/population health are worried that the medical home will make their services unnecessary, but healthcare experts say there are great opportunities in the medical home. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
September 10, 2008

Commentary: Small Hospital Provides Big Lesson in Quality of Care
Each hospital has a different set of challenges, some greater than others. However, there is a handful of common sense strategies that all hospitals can undertake to measurably improve patient outcomes. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
September 10, 2008





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