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Medicare pays, even if providers do not
Washington Post, June 20, 2008
House adds health measures to war spending bill
AP/Yahoo News, June 20, 2008
New Orleans hospital to rely on state to stay afloat
New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 20, 2008
Duke University Health System settles claims by patients
Raleigh News & Observer, June 19, 2008
Digital prescriptions gain
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 20, 2008

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Medicare pays, even if providers do not
Washington Post, June 20, 2008

House adds health measures to war spending bill
AP/Yahoo News, June 20, 2008
State/Local Government
New Orleans hospital to rely on state to stay afloat
New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 20, 2008

State to probe Franklin County, NC, hospital
Raleigh News & Observer, June 19, 2008

Los Angeles leaders say budget cuts will hurt healthcare
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, June 20, 2008

Pittsburgh-area healthcare advocates to keep up fight
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 19, 2008
Trends
Digital prescriptions gain
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 20, 2008
Business
Danville, IN, hospital is set to expand
Indianapolis Star, June 20, 2008

Cancer center is eyeing Delaware
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 20, 2008

Proposed surgical center shot down in Alabama
Birmingham News/Press Register, June 19, 2008
Hospital News
New chief of Boston hospital chain puts an end to old practice
Boston Globe, June 20, 2008
Legal
Duke University Health System settles claims by patients
Raleigh News & Observer, June 19, 2008

Supreme Court upholds ruling on health benefits
New York Times, June 20, 2008
Health Plans
Consumer advocate sought for review of Pennsylvania health insurers' merger
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, June 20, 2008

Kennedy fights for Massachusetts Medicaid
Boston Globe, June 20, 2008

Live from AHIP: Live from AHIP: Waking Up to a Health Problem
Health plans and employers are well aware of the comorbidities associated with diabetes, obesity, and chronic heart failure, but a growing number of industry leaders is looking at another problem that faces almost one-third of Americans—insomnia. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
June 19, 2008

Magazine: Does IT Measure Up?
Clinical technology boosts quality. Everyone knows that, right? So prove it. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
June 2008

Commentary: Spies Like Us: Physicians and Undercover Patients
AMA delegates this week pondered an ethics council recommendation to support the practice of secret or "mystery shoppers." Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
June 18, 2008

Audio: CHRISTUS Health's International Strategy
Luke Johnson, director of international business development, discusses extending CHRISTUS Health operations in Mexico. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
June 12, 2008





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