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High health costs in Milwaukee area due to power of care systems, study says
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, May 12, 2008
Insurers pay caregivers to track patients
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 13, 2008
Former Atlanta hospital CEO sues, saying firing 'malicious'
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 13, 2008
Bill would cut New Orleans healthcare
New Orleans Times-Picayune, May 13, 2008
Most Massachusetts doctors face lower cost for malpractice coverage
Boston Globe, May 13, 2008

Spotlight: "Turnover is good" (and other surprises overheard in healthcare) Healthcare leaders spend a lot of time predicting and planning for the future, but when it comes to hiring and retaining employees, I hear a lot more about future problems than I hear possible solutions. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
High health costs in Milwaukee area due to power of care systems, study says
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, May 12, 2008
Health Plans
Insurers pay caregivers to track patients
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 13, 2008

Pennsylvania Insurance Department sets July hearing for Blue Cross, Highmark deal
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 13, 2008

HMO pullouts upend Connecticut Medicaid
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 13, 2008

Uninsured Floridians should not hold their breath for coverage
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, May 12, 2008
Legal
Former Atlanta hospital CEO sues, saying firing 'malicious'
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 13, 2008

Most Massachusetts doctors face lower cost for malpractice coverage
Boston Globe, May 13, 2008

More with ties to UCLA may have snooped
Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2008

Baptist Health South Florida pays $7.75M to settle claim
Miami Herald, May 13, 2008

Greenwich (CT) Hospital fined for overcharging Medicare program
Hartford Courant, May 13, 2008
State/Local Government
Bill would cut New Orleans healthcare
New Orleans Times-Picayune, May 13, 2008

Healthcare bill clears Minnesota Legislature
Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 13, 2008

New Jersey hospital workers rally against proposed budget cuts
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, May 13, 2008
Trends
Nurses' union pushes for better staffing
Miami Herald, May 13, 2008

More tying the knot to get health insurance
Chicago Tribune, May 13, 2008

New voices in the rounds
Baltimore Sun, May 12, 2008
Federal Government
Southern Illinois hospital resumes some outpatient surgeries
AP/Yahoo News, May 13, 2008

Audio: An Expanded Look
Carolyn Scanlan, president and CEO of the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, explains how the state's annual infection report is encouraging the state's 165 acute care hospitals to work for improvement. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
May 8, 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

Contributed Feature: Does Performance Really Matter?
Recently CMS indicated its intention to move forward with measures to support value-based purchasing, a system where Medicare pays hospitals based on the quality of care delivered and patient outcomes. However, CMS failed to state whether the value-based model will transition healthcare to a new model or create the worst case scenario, a hybrid model where performance only partially counts and regulation requirements remain heavy. Trent Haywood, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
May 8, 2008

Magazine: Faith in the Hospital
In a shifting healthcare world, faith-based systems face a new set of challenges in their quest to stay true to their mission. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Magazine
April 7, 2008





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