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California drafts rules to regulate emergency room payments
Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2008
Majority of U.S. doctors back national insurance plan
HealthDay/Washington Post, April 1, 2008
Beloved hospital's plans cause furor in New York City
New York Times, April 1, 2008
Slidell, LA, hospital board OKs contract
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 31, 2008
Fort Worth, TX, gets new player in baby business
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 31, 2008

Spotlight: The Expanding Data Bridge A dispute among key members will not derail the Cincinnati-based HealthBridge data exchange, says CEO Bob Steffel. Read More

Today's Sections

Health Plans
California drafts rules to regulate emergency room payments
Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2008
Physicians
Majority of U.S. doctors back national insurance plan
HealthDay/Washington Post, April 1, 2008

Slidell, LA, hospital board OKs contract
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 31, 2008

Poor in Volusia County, FL, to get new doctor group
Orlando Sentinel, March 31, 2008
Business
Beloved hospital's plans cause furor in New York City
New York Times, April 1, 2008

Fort Worth, TX, gets new player in baby business
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 31, 2008

Maryland hospitals adding space, services
Baltimore Sun, April 1, 2008
State/Local Government
Pennsylvania doctors' insurance subsidy lapses
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 1, 2008

Birmingham mayor to announce healthcare plan for uninsured children
Birmingham News, April 1, 2008

Review of New Orleans hospital plan raises eyebrows
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 31, 2008

New Jersey investigating healthcare
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, April 1, 2008

Pilot program in Florida offers free healthcare for uninsured
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 31, 2008
Community Hospitals
IU med school looks to expand rotations outside Indianapolis
AP/Chicago Tribune, April 1, 2008
Trends
Study: Surgery performed in doctor's office has higher risk
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 31, 2008

New rules on stroke: Care center networks may save lives
Washington Post, April 1, 2008
Technology
Outlay vs. benefit of expensive medical devices questioned
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 31, 2008

Robot now makes tracks through Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, April 1, 2008

Sound monitors protect premature babies
AP/Yahoo News, March 31, 2008

Commentary: Quiet Riot
Adversity separates the weak from the strong and the loyal from the back-stabbing. Perhaps more than any other event, adversity teaches you who you can count on--and who you can't. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
March 28, 2008

Contributed Feature: Form 990 and Proxy Statement Disclosures: Are These Worlds Growing Closer?
Hospitals have recently been required to beef up reporting on their Form 990s filed with the IRS as the government demands more transparency surrounding executive pay. Contributors Jim Otto and Eric Turzak shed some light on how hospital boards and those in management responsible for completing the form can help hospitals avoid any "red-face" moments in the future. Jim Otto and Eric Turzak, for HealthLeaders Media
March 31, 2008

Video: Innovative Investing
Hospitals benefit both financially and through healthcare product development. Plus, P4P drugs and more. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
March 27, 2008





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