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California hospitals fined for violations
Los Angeles Times, August 19, 2008
Illinois' medical malpractice law on trial
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 18, 2008
Law would require insurers to offer policies to more Connecticut consumers
Hartford Courant, August 19, 2008
$11 million verdict in Pennsylvania malpractice case
Philadelphia Inquirer, August 19, 2008
Tools help patients interface with doctors
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 19, 2008

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Today's Sections

State/Local Government
California hospitals fined for violations
Los Angeles Times, August 19, 2008

Illinois' medical malpractice law on trial
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 18, 2008
Health Plans
Law would require insurers to offer policies to more Connecticut consumers
Hartford Courant, August 19, 2008

They're back: Harry and Louise on health insurance
AP/Yahoo News, August 19, 2008
Legal
$11 million verdict in Pennsylvania malpractice case
Philadelphia Inquirer, August 19, 2008

Los Angeles hospital CEO pleads not guilty to billing fraud
AP/Yahoo News, August 19, 2008

California doctors can't refuse treatment to gays on religious grounds, court rules
Los Angeles Times, August 19, 2008

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina hit with class action
Raleigh News & Observer, August 18, 2008
Technology
Tools help patients interface with doctors
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 19, 2008

Medical privacy law fails to stop snooping
Des Moines Register, August 18, 2008
Business
In-store health clinics battle perception issues
MSNBC.com, August 19, 2008

HHS announces timeline for transition to ICD-10-CM
Bryn Evans, CPC-A, for Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, August 18, 2008

VA brass keep options open on site of hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, August 18, 2008

Eastern New Orleans gets new adult clinic
New Orleans Times-Picayune, August 18, 2008

Battle of beds heats up in Wake County, NC
Raleigh News & Observer, August 18, 2008
Physicians
Merck faces another round of criticism
Philadelphia Inquirer, August 19, 2008

Older patients less likely to be taken to trauma centers
HealthDay/Washington Post, August 19, 2008
Global Healthcare News
In Rwanda, hospital's design keeps fresh air in mind
New York Times, August 19, 2008

Audio: Preparing for the RAC
Michael Taylor, MD, discusses the CMS Recovery Audit Contractor demonstration project. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
August 18, 2008

Magazine: Techno Infection Control
A data-mining initiative helps California hospitals reduce HAIs—and save money. Ben Cole, for HealthLeaders Magazine
August 2008

Magazine: The Hospital of the Future
Sure, your organization offers sophisticated, compassionate care. But the patients of tomorrow will want much more than that. Here's how some hospitals are creating facilities for a new vision of healthcare. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Magazine
July 2008

Contributed Feature: Memo to the new CFO: Focus on the ED
The new hospital CFO typically has so many challenges to address, it's difficult to know where to focus energy first. HealthLeaders Media contributor Caral Edelberg has some advice for new CFOs that can not only provide some early successes, but which can also give the new CFO a big picture idea of how much to expect from future improvement initiatives. Caral Edelberg, for HealthLeaders Media
August 15, 2008





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