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Trying to save by increasing doctors' fees
New York Times, July 21, 2008
Medicare cuts take toll on Tennessee patients, doctors
The Tennessean, July 21, 2008
Georgia low on family physicians
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 21, 2008
Study defends Florida Medicaid pilot
Miami Herald, July 21, 2008
Funding plan to help lure buyer for Maryland county's hospital network
Washington Post, July 21, 2008

Spotlight: Leaving Medicare is Easier Said than Done Before Congress voted to override President Bush's veto of HR 6331, there were a lot of discussions about physicians dropping Medicare. Now that the cut is off the table, that possibility doesn't go away. Read More

Today's Sections

Physicians
Trying to save by increasing doctors' fees
New York Times, July 21, 2008

Georgia low on family physicians
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 21, 2008

Doctor fees raise questions about equal access to care
The Tennessean, July 21, 2008
State/Local Government
Medicare cuts take toll on Tennessee patients, doctors
The Tennessean, July 21, 2008

Study defends Florida Medicaid pilot
Miami Herald, July 21, 2008

Rhode Island governor's health plan still not detailed
AP/Boston Globe, July 21, 2008
Business
Funding plan to help lure buyer for Maryland county's hospital network
Washington Post, July 21, 2008

Atlanta hospital CEO's degrees in doubt
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 21, 2008

Oregon healthcare providers fight worker comp ruling
The Oregonian, July 18, 2008

Louisville, KY-based Norton Healthcare profits drop 7%
Louisville Courier-Journal, July 18, 2008

North Carolina-based WakeMed adds new beds
Raleigh News & Observer, July 18, 2008
Federal Government
HHS, Providence Health & Services Reach Resolution Agreement
Andrea Kraynak, for Briefings on HIPAA, July 18, 2008
Global Healthcare News
India's sick poor turn to unlicensed doctors
San Francisco Chronicle, July 21, 2008

U.K. hospitals winning the war on MRSA, but C. diff is making a comeback
The Daily Mail, July 18, 2008
Health Plans
At Pennsylvania hearings on Blues, views of new system
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 21, 2008

Blue Cross of Michigan insurance rate increase approved
AP/Chicago Tribune, July 21, 2008
Technology
Seeking a cure, patients find a dose of conversation online
Washington Post, July 21, 2008

Commentary: A Patient is Not a Box
Patient safety should always be a top priority for healthcare workers. Ensuring employees' safety should be equally important. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
July 17, 2008

Magazine: Department Focus: Marketing—Lessons from the Field
Look outside the healthcare market to find tactics to attract new customers and keep existing ones. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Magazine
July 11, 2008

Commentary: Think Younger . . . Much Younger
Women with high-risk pregnancies are starting to become a focus for health plans as they continue to look at reducing long-term healthcare costs. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
July 16, 2008

Contributed Feature: Are Doctors Underpaid?
Contributor Phillip Miller, vice president of communications with Merritt, Hawkins & Associates, examines recent physician compensation trends and considers the potential consequences of not paying doctors what they're worth. Phillip Miller, for HealthLeaders Media
July 17, 2008





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