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U.S. investigating Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago Tribune, December 15, 2008
Massachusetts hospitals freeze big-ticket plans
Boston Globe, December 15, 2008
In Leesburg, VA, concern about new hospital's economic effect
Washington Post, December 15, 2008
Former CEO of City of Angels Medical Center pleads guilty to fraud
Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2008
U.S. emergency rooms find ways to fix what ails them
USA Today, December 15, 2008

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Today's Sections

Legal
U.S. investigating Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago Tribune, December 15, 2008

Nothing improper about UCLA liver transplants, investigators say
Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2008

Former CEO of City of Angels Medical Center pleads guilty to fraud
Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2008
Business
Massachusetts hospitals freeze big-ticket plans
Boston Globe, December 15, 2008

In Leesburg, VA, concern about new hospital's economic effect
Washington Post, December 15, 2008

UConn seeks approval for hospital merger
Washington Post, December 15, 2008

California primary care doctors struggling to survive
Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2008

Financing is in doubt for new New Orleans teaching hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 12, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Outsourcing healthcare to India
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 15, 2008
Hospital News
U.S. emergency rooms find ways to fix what ails them
USA Today, December 15, 2008

Hospitals in Boston and South Weymouth team up to fight cancer
Boston Globe, December 15, 2008
Federal Government
Daschle has his own health plan
Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2008

Athenahealth's Bush says don't make health IT reform a bailout
Wall Street Journal (blog), December 15, 2008
Health Plans
Fairness of insurance caps is questioned
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 15, 2008

Highmark to open retail store in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 12, 2008

Can free advice on care lower health costs?
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 12, 2008
Physicians
University of North Texas proposal for MD program stirs debate
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 12, 2008
Trends
Cost of hospital cardiac care on the rise
HealthDay/USA Today, December 15, 2008

Language, culture pose healthcare challenges in Nashville
The Tennessean, December 15, 2008
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Commentary: In Praise of Specificity
The keys to success in any quality topic inevitably include broad concepts. This is fine—as long as there's some substance behind the generalities. Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Media
December 11, 2008

Commentary: 55 Questions About the Future of Physician Reimbursement
This week CMS offered a glimpse at a possible replacement for Medicare's fee-for-service physician reimbursement system, and so far, there are far more questions than answers about what physicians can expect. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
December 11, 2008

Magazine: New Forms, New Headaches
A bigger, more complicated Form 990 and a six-section Schedule H could mean higher outlays for disclosure. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 2008

Audio: Women's Health
Lisa Slama, PhD, consultant with Sg2, talks about expanding the scope of women's health service lines and considers the market's potential for growth in the near future. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
December 11, 2008





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