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CIGNA to stop hospital reimbursements for medical mistakes
AP/Yahoo News, April 18, 2008
Two Tenet hospitals at odds with Blue Cross
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 18, 2008
Minnesota healthcare changes spur access worries
Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 18, 2008
Trauma funds not just an issue for Atlanta hospital
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 18, 2008
GAO report calls for better hospital standards
Baltimore Sun, April 17, 2008

Spotlight: Rural Enrollment in Medicare Advantage on the Rise For the majority of critical-access hospitals, the financial impact of Medicare Advantage plans has been negligible since the plans were established as a replacement for Medicare+Choice. Read More

Today's Sections

Health Plans
CIGNA to stop hospital reimbursements for medical mistakes
AP/Yahoo News, April 18, 2008

California to review canceled health insurance policies
Los Angeles Times, April 18, 2008

Minnesota health plans post operating losses
Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 18, 2008
Business
Two Tenet hospitals at odds with Blue Cross
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 18, 2008

Alabama nursing scholarship alliance to start in fall
Birmingham News, April 18, 2008

South Carolina health system hires new leader
The State, April 17, 2008

Violations found at North Carolina hospital
Raleigh News & Observer, April 17, 2008
State/Local Government
Minnesota healthcare changes spur access worries
Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 18, 2008

Trauma funds not just an issue for Atlanta hospital
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 18, 2008

Five percent cut would affect Louisiana Medicaid
New Orleans Times-Picayune, April 18, 2008

Florida House ponders health insurance fix
Miami Herald, April 18, 2008

Massachusetts Senate approves bill to rein in healthcare costs
Boston Globe, April 18, 2008
Federal Government
Massachusetts to receive $4.6 million healthcare grant
AP/Boston Globe, April 18, 2008

GAO report calls for better hospital standards
Baltimore Sun, April 17, 2008
Trends
Free health clinics feel the strain as patient list grows and funding shrinks
Orlando Sentinel, April 17, 2008

Magazine: Accountable for Quality
Listing quality among your organization's strategic pillars is one thing. Basing your leaders' annual compensation on it is quite another. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Magazine
April 2008

Audio: Physician Collaboration
In part one of a three-part interview, James Hartert, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer for MinuteClinic discusses the collaborative approach the convenient care clinics seek with physician practices. Bob Wertz, for HealthLeaders Media
April 17, 2008

Contributed Feature: Estimating Problems and Potential in Employee Health Management (Part I)
The number of hospitals and integrated systems that are investing in employee health management is increasing all the time. Whatever the application, estimating the size of the EHM "problem" and "potential" is a critical element in planning and managing, as well as evaluating the investments to be made. Part one of a two-part article. Scott MacStravic, PhD, for HealthLeaders Media
April 14, 2008

Commentary: Think Beyond the Mail
Simply sending physicians newsletters, clinical guidelines, and audiovisual materials is easy, but don't expect it to improve medication use or reduce drug costs. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
April 16, 2008





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