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Investigation finds Massachusetts hospital misstated financials
Boston Globe, March 21, 2008
Kansas hospital's antitrust lawsuit settled
Kansas City Star, March 20, 2008
Florida Hospital radiology group warns of drop in service
Orlando Sentinel, March 20, 2008
Cedars-Sinai fined for blood-thinner lapses
Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2008
Healthcare exclusions targeted in Connecticut
Hartford Courant, March 21, 2008

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Today's Sections

Finance
Investigation finds Massachusetts hospital misstated financials
Boston Globe, March 21, 2008

Woodruff Foundation may be Atlanta hospital's big benefactor
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 21, 2008
Legal
Kansas hospital's antitrust lawsuit settled
Kansas City Star, March 20, 2008

California transplant doctor ordered to trial
AP/Yahoo News, March 21, 2008
Business
Florida Hospital radiology group warns of drop in service
Orlando Sentinel, March 20, 2008

Sutter nurses plan 10-day strike
San Francisco Chronicle, March 21, 2008
State/Local Government
Cedars-Sinai fined for blood-thinner lapses
Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2008

Massachusetts health plan underfunded
Boston Globe, March 21, 2008

Bill would clear way for first Bullitt County, KY, hospital
Louisville Courier-Journal, March 20, 2008
Health Plans
Healthcare exclusions targeted in Connecticut
Hartford Courant, March 21, 2008

Humana to buy OSF HealthPlans insurer
Chicago Tribune, March 21, 2008

Payers aim to rein in specialty drug spending
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), March 21, 2008
Physicians
Medical students gravitate away from specialties
The Tennessean, March 21, 2008
Trends
Money woes beset medical school at UT-Memphis
The Tennessean, March 21, 2008

Study highlights language barriers faced in healthcare
Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2008
Global Healthcare News
China orders tighter controls on production of Heparin
AP/Yahoo News, March 21, 2008

Russian hospital finds push for progress blocked
Washington Post, March 21, 2008

Contributed Feature: Shopping for Healthcare: The 21st Century Healthcare Consumer
The media are filled with reports of consumers seeking more control over their own healthcare. But a new study finds that with a few exceptions, healthcare executives and physicians are slow to adapt to this trend. Curt Ippensen, for HealthLeaders Media
March 19, 2008

Commentary: India's Advertising Dilemma
India has high hopes for its healthcare industry and the potential for medical travel, but maintains regulations barring advertising that are anti-business. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
March 18, 2008

Audio: Improving Provider Relations
Emad Rizk, MD, president of McKesson Health Solutions, gives his ideas as to how payers can create a more peaceful coexistence with providers. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
March 19, 2008

Magazine: Automating the Revenue Cycle
A Web-based RCM system helps an Arkansas practice say goodbye to stale printed reports. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
March 2008





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