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Divisive legislative tool gaining favor, healthcare reconciliation may be an option
Washington Post, April 1, 2009
Massachusetts hospital ratings complicate care of sickest
Boston Globe, April 1, 2009
Kaiser's vital signs defy ailing economy
Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2009
Emory Healthcare employees help hospital cut costs
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 1, 2009
Health insurers face skeptical Senate panel
New York Times, April 1, 2009

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Divisive legislative tool gaining favor, healthcare reconciliation may be an option
Washington Post, April 1, 2009

Health insurers face skeptical Senate panel
New York Times, April 1, 2009

Sebelius confirmation hearings start
New York Times, April 1, 2009

HHS nominee Sebelius amends tax returns
Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2009

Democrats agree on a health plan; now comes the hard part
New York Times, April 1, 2009
Hospital News
Massachusetts hospital ratings complicate care of sickest
Boston Globe, April 1, 2009

Fashion designer makes room for yoga at NYC hospital
USA Today, April 1, 2009

Healthcare unions may make push in Nashville
The Tennessean, April 1, 2009
Business
Kaiser's vital signs defy ailing economy
Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2009

Mednax buys neonatal practices in Texas, Virginia
Miami Herald, April 1, 2009

IL-based Advocate drops deal for Rockford Memorial Hospital
Chicago Tribune, April 1, 2009

Walgreens' clinics to offer free care to jobless
Chicago Tribune, April 1, 2009
Finance
Emory Healthcare employees help hospital cut costs
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 1, 2009

Commentary: Seven strategies to capture market share
Sg2, April 1, 2009
Physicians
Doctors urge limits on drug firm money
Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2009
EPrescribing Survey
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Audio: Replacing Joints
Marshall Steele, MD, discusses trends in total joint care and offers a preview of the upcoming Webcast, Service Line Strategies 2009: Joint Replacement. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
March 31, 2009

Audio: Technology Leaders Survey
Mac McClurkan, CIO at HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, offers insights on the HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey 2009, discussing the financial ROI on HIT and implications of the federal stimulus plan. Sponsored by LodgeNet. HealthLeaders Media
March 2009

Commentary: Labor Preaches Unity for Big Gains in '09
As good as 2008 was for organized labor, union leaders believe 2009 will be even better. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
March 30, 2009

Contributed Feature: Physician-Hospital Alignment Isn't Just About Playing Good Defense
When it comes to their position in the marketplace, hospitals often look at physician-hospital alignment as a defensive strategy—as a way not to lose their current referral base and market share. However, not only is physician-hospital alignment an essential strategy to improving market position, it is an imperative in these trying economic times that are impacting hospitals and physician practices alike. Dennis Kennedy, for HealthLeaders Media
March 30, 2009





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