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Congress set to renew healthcare for children
New York Times, January 13, 2009
Nashville mayor: City can't afford to help General Hospital
The Tennessean, January 13, 2009
Massachusetts governor weighs insurance hearing
Boston Globe, January 13, 2009
Surgeon shortage pushes hospitals to hire temps
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 13, 2009
UnitedHealth Group agrees to update its fee data
New York Times, January 13, 2009

Spotlight: You Came to the ED for That? Hospital emergency departments are full of patients who don't belong there. It's not just neurotic parents, either; there are scores of people who come in for a sniffle or sore throat. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Congress set to renew healthcare for children
New York Times, January 13, 2009

Obama taps William Corr as deputy health secretary
Reuters/Yahoo News, January 13, 2009

WellPoint barred from enrolling new patients in Medicare
Los Angeles Times, January 13, 2009

Government pushes electronic family tree for good health
AP/Yahoo News, January 13, 2009
State/Local Government
Nashville mayor: City can't afford to help General Hospital
The Tennessean, January 13, 2009

Massachusetts governor weighs insurance hearing
Boston Globe, January 13, 2009

A fresh call for health insurance reform in Connecticut
Hartford Courant, January 13, 2009
Physicians
Surgeon shortage pushes hospitals to hire temps
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 13, 2009

AdvaMed Updates Code of Ethics
Michelle Leppert, Device Regulation Alert, January 12, 2009
Legal
UnitedHealth Group agrees to update its fee data
New York Times, January 13, 2009

California probes whether Kaiser call centers endanger patients
Sacramento Bee, January 12, 2009

Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Christ Hospital reach agreement
Cincinnati Enquirer, January 13, 2009
Business
Stillwater, MN, hospital delays expansion plans
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 13, 2009

At last, big changes come to Washington, DC, hospital
Washington Post, January 13, 2009

Birmingham-based HealthSouth to expand hospitals in 2009
Birmingham Business Journal, January 12, 2009
Finance
Rising costs of care and failing economy drive more Americans into medical debt
Washington Post, January 13, 2009

Cost at heart of healthcare debate
Orlando Sentinel, January 12, 2009

Audio: Reeling in the Revenue
Jerry Miller, MD, president of Holston Medical Group in East Tennessee, talks about strategizing on investments needed to make in strategic initiatives to diversify revenue streams. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
January 12, 2009

Audio: Marketing's Role in Community Benefit Reporting
Patsy Metheny, an independent community benefit consultant, talks about the role of hospital and health system marketers in reporting community benefit activities. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
January 5, 2009

Contributed Feature: Key Trends and Implications for 2009
HealthLeaders contributor Steven T. Valentine discusses 10 trends that will have a significant impact on the healthcare delivery system, and where senior leaders and board members should be concentrating their efforts in the difficult year ahead. Steven T. Valentine, for HealthLeaders Media
January 9, 2009

Contributed Feature: Weather the Crisis With Creative Cost Control
While many hospitals have long operated with slim margins and careful expense management, today's worldwide financial crisis raises the pressures to unprecedented levels. Mary Ann Holt, RN, MSN, a senior partner at IMA Consulting, discusses how the biggest impact may stem from debt financing bonds that require certain performance targets to be met. Mary Ann Holt, for HealthLeaders Media
January 12, 2009





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