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New Jersey bill aims for universal health coverage by 2011
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 16, 2008
UnitedHealth Group, Sierra Health Services deal challenged
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, May 16, 2008
Judge considers challenge to Inova acquisition
Washington Post, May 16, 2008
Blue Island, IL, OKs tax breaks for new owners of St. Francis Hospital
Chicago Tribune, May 16, 2008
Cleveland medical center to cut employees
Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 15, 2008

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Today's Sections

State/Local Government
New Jersey bill aims for universal health coverage by 2011
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 16, 2008

Louisiana parish studies hospital plan
New Orleans Times-Picayune, May 16, 2008
Business
Blue Island, IL, OKs tax breaks for new owners of St. Francis Hospital
Chicago Tribune, May 16, 2008

UnitedHealth Group, Sierra Health Services deal challenged
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, May 16, 2008

SynergyHealth in West Bend, WI, joining Froedtert, Columbia St. Mary's
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, May 15, 2008

Henry Ford Health System earnings fall
Detroit Free Press, May 16, 2008

Cleveland-based University Hospitals had operating income of $104 million for 2007
Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 15, 2008

Cleveland medical center to cut employees
Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 15, 2008
Health Plans
1,200 California residents to have canceled healthcare coverage restored
Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2008

Hartford retirees angry about health plan change
Hartford Courant, May 16, 2008

Massachusetts health plans' results in first quarter are just mediocre
Boston Globe, May 16, 2008
Federal Government
Judge considers challenge to Inova acquisition
Washington Post, May 16, 2008
Trends
AARP Ohio seeks ideas on healthcare
Cincinnati Enquirer, May 16, 2008

Heparin fix leads to new concerns
Baltimore Sun, May 16, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Long wait for medical care after China quake
AP/Yahoo News, May 16, 2008

Audio: Disaster Planning
New Orleans urologist Neil Baum, MD, discusses disaster planning and how having an EMR minimized the damage done to his practice during Hurricane Katrina. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
May 15, 2008

Magazine: Technology Is the Way

Clifford Goldsmith, MD, has made it his mission to improve care delivery through technological advances.

Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Magazine
May 13, 2008

Audio: Improving Your Hospital's Performance
Terry Hill, the executive director of the Rural Health Resource Center in Duluth, MN, discusses what elements a comprehensive performance improvement initiative should include. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
May 14, 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





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