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Bill would toughen California regulators' hand with insurers over doctors' pay
Los Angeles Times, July 15, 2008
Business balking at health changes in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, July 15, 2008
Repeat super users are swamping New Jersey ERs
Newark Star-Ledger, July 14, 2008
University of Chicago students to train at Evanston Northwestern hospitals
Chicago Tribune, July 15, 2008
Los Angeles County plans to take disciplinary steps over medical employees with undisclosed offenses
Los Angeles Times, July 15, 2008

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Today's Sections

Physicians
Bill would toughen California regulators' hand with insurers over doctors' pay
Los Angeles Times, July 15, 2008

University of Chicago students to train at Evanston Northwestern hospitals
Chicago Tribune, July 15, 2008

Some health centers work with doctors' part-time needs
Detroit Free Press, July 15, 2008

Doctors hopeful easier blood thinners are nearing
AP/Yahoo News, July 15, 2008
State/Local Government
Business balking at health changes in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, July 15, 2008

Thousands call about new Connecticut health plan
AP/Hartford Courant, July 15, 2008

Support for Massachusetts healthcare law varies, poll shows
Boston Globe, July 15, 2008
Trends
Repeat super users are swamping New Jersey ERs
Newark Star-Ledger, July 14, 2008

Charity clinics cropping up to serve Dallas-area immigrant workers
Dallas Morning News, July 15, 2008

Colon cancer screening rates remain low
HealthDay/Washington Post, July 15, 2008
Legal
Los Angeles County plans to take disciplinary steps over medical employees with undisclosed offenses
Los Angeles Times, July 15, 2008
Business
University of California service workers strike over pay
Los Angeles Times, July 15, 2008

Chief of New Orleans hospitals is removed
New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 14, 2008

Baptist Health Buys Land for Texas Hospital
Kathryn Mackenzie, for Texas Healthflash, July 14, 2008
Technology
FDA: CT scan may pose risk for some patients
Chicago Tribune, July 15, 2008
Health Plans
Alabama-based group covers uninsured children
Birmingham News, July 14, 2008

Commentary: Sink Some Boats
One of the more misleading sayings is that "a rising tide lifts all boats." I have heard it pop up more than once recently in regard to the healthcare industry. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
July 11, 2008

Magazine: CPOE for the Smaller Set
Community, rural, and even county hospitals have found ways to master healthcare's toughest technology. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
July 2008

Commentary: Set the Bar High
Two significant medical errors came to light recently, further demonstrating the importance of quality patient care. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
July 9, 2008

Contributed Feature: The Myth of Length of Stay
When Medicare introduced its prospective payment system in 1983, the flat fee reimbursement method suggested that shorter length of stay would increase hospital profits. But the logic was flawed. Resource consumption did not decline, and physicians continued to practice exactly the way they did pre-DRGóbut they did it in fewer days. Author Stefani Daniels says hospitals now have the tools available to dig deeper into solutions for these problems. If only they would use them. Stefani Daniels, for HealthLeaders Media
July 14, 2008





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