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Analysis: Stimulus Law Spends on Healthcare Today to Save for Tomorrow
John Commins, for HealthLeaders News, February 17, 2009
Cleveland Clinic signs on with Las Vegas-based brain institute
Las Vegas Review-Journal, February 18, 2009
Cigna settles with Cuomo over out-of-network payments
Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2009
Superbug infections decline for procedure
Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2009
Drug law and compassion face off at South Florida doctor's trial
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 17, 2009

Spotlight: If It Wasn't For Those Darn Physicians, We'd Make Money Docs just don't think like you do, and they certainly aren't motivated by the same things. But especially in these dark economic times, it's more important than ever to find common ground with them. Read More

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Federal Government
Analysis: Stimulus Law Spends on Healthcare Today to Save for Tomorrow
John Commins, for HealthLeaders News, February 17, 2009

Economic stimulus act heightens HIPAA enforcement
Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders News, February 17, 2009

Economic stimulus package to offset costly EHR implementation
Lisa Eramo, CPC, for Medical Records Briefing, February 17, 2009
Business
Cleveland Clinic signs on with Las Vegas-based brain institute
Las Vegas Review-Journal, February 18, 2009

Independence, MO, hospital's action could make way for other nurses' union
Kansas City Star, February 17, 2009

Las Vegas hospital renegotiating contracts to save
AP/San Jose Mercury News, February 18, 2009

Healthcare funds stay on defensive
Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2009
Legal
Cigna settles with Cuomo over out-of-network payments
Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2009

Drug law and compassion face off at South Florida doctor's trial
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 17, 2009

'Top docs' ad case opens in New Jersey
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 18, 2009

Three Florida doctors indicted in $10 million Medicare fraud scheme
South Florida Business Journal, February 18, 2009

Missouri doctors, lawyers partner in hospitals for patient health
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 17, 2009
Hospital News
Superbug infections decline for procedure
Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2009

Infections with drug-resistant strain found to be more prevalent in IL hospitals than thought
Chicago Tribune, February 18, 2009

Reducing risk of surgical burns
Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2009

Web site gives data critiquing Oklahoma hospitals
AP/NewsOK.com, February 17, 2009
Global Healthcare News
Beijing investigates transplants for tourists
New York Times, February 18, 2009
Health Plans
Insurers exceed California rate caps for last-resort health coverage
Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2009

For uninsured young adults, do-it-yourself healthcare
New York Times, February 18, 2009
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Industry Survey 2009: Finance: Prioritization Is Key
Hospital and health system chief financial officers are arguably the senior leaders most removed from clinical operations, yet they are surprisingly tuned in to the organization's top priorities, which are strongly clinical, according to our annual survey of hospital CFOs. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 2009

MarketShare Blog: 990H Tools and Resources
Now that the IRS has released its study on nonprofit hospitals' community benefit and executive compensation practices, reporters are starting to pick up on the schedule 990 form H story. HealthLeaders Media Editor Gienna Shaw asks: Will your organization be ready when they call? Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
February 17, 2009

Audio: Vulture Valuations
Leigh Walton, a partner with the law firm of Bass Berry and Sims and the co-chair of that firm's Healthcare Practice Group, discusses the prospects for healthcare M&A in the coming year and beyond. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
February 16, 2009

Contributed Feature: The Self-Pay Conundrum: How to Balance Margin and Mission
As hospitals watch their self-pay accounts receivable and bad debt increase, they find themselves in a bind. On the one hand, they know that the cost of collecting from patients is high, and that the likelihood of getting paid drops after patients leave the hospital. On the other hand, they must be sensitive to community relations and their social mission. But there is a bit of an ironic solution. Automating the self-pay financial clearance and collection process helps patients pay their bills. Keith Mertz, for HealthLeaders Media
February 16, 2009





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