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Policymakers' interest in healthcare intensifies
Washington Post, June 17, 2008
AMA issues first report card on health insurers
AP/Yahoo News, June 17, 2008
Fed chief addresses healthcare and its costs
New York Times, June 17, 2008
Study: Health costs to rise nearly 10%
AP/Yahoo News, June 17, 2008
Medical teaching tie severed in Chicago
Chicago Tribune, June 17, 2008

Spotlight: The ED Stands Alone A growing number of hospitals are considering freestanding emergency departments as a way to reach more patients and improve efficiency. But not everyone is convinced such facilities are everything they claim to be. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Policymakers' interest in healthcare intensifies
Washington Post, June 17, 2008

Fed chief addresses healthcare and its costs
New York Times, June 17, 2008
Physicians
AMA issues first report card on health insurers
AP/Yahoo News, June 17, 2008

Board to post Nevada doctors' malpractice history
AP/Reno Gazette-Journal, June 16, 2008

The doctor will see you . . . in a while
Washington Post, June 17, 2008
Finance
Study: Health costs to rise nearly 10%
AP/Yahoo News, June 17, 2008
Business
Medical teaching tie severed in Chicago
Chicago Tribune, June 17, 2008

Group Health to open state-of-the-art facility in Bellevue, WA
Seattle Times, June 17, 2008

AHCA approves Ten Broeck's CON bid for Pasco County, FL, psychiatric hospital
John Commins, for Florida Healthflash, June 17, 2008

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh chief plans for big move
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 16, 2008

West Virginia University fires health adviser
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 16, 2008
Trends
Mentally ill face extra-long ER waits
USA Today, June 17, 2008

Graduates get creative to find health coverage
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 17, 2008
State/Local Government
New Jersey tightens oversight of healthcare program
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, June 17, 2008

Health-insurance buyers lack safeguards, study says
Indianapolis Star, June 16, 2008
Legal
South Florida family awarded $35 million in medical malpractice suit
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, June 16, 2008

Ex-patient sues storage firm over stolen University of Utah Hospital records
Salt Lake Tribune, June 16, 2008

Georgia can't deny kids Medicaid services, judge says
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 17, 2008

Commentary: Dirty Words
At some point in their education, all aspiring reporters learn about journalism's "seven dirty words." The world of healthcare leadership has a dirty word of its own. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
June 13, 2008

Commentary: Specialty Interests
Just when the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee advised Congress to find a way to increase payments to PCPs, their surgeon colleagues fired off a letter in an attempt to prevent a possible payment change. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
June 12, 2008

Magazine: We're Number Two!
Is a bigger, more famous competitor gobbling up your market? Here are some strategies to stand out. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Magazine
June 2008

Contributed Feature: Using Credit Scoring To Manage Hospital Bad Debt
Many hospitals have had stable performance over the past 20 years. But infrastructure demands and changes in reimbursement dynamics will create huge financial challenges over the next decade. HealthLeaders Media contributor Brian Klepper writes that using strategies such as credit scoring to try to reduce the amount of bad debt hospitals must deal with is essential in today's environment. Brian Klepper, for HealthLeaders Media
June 9, 2008





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