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Top Stories
Cleveland Clinic institutes hiring, salary freeze
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 19, 2008
Boston healthcare giant takes aim at suburbs
Boston Globe, December 22, 2008
Medicaid applicants grow as recession widens
AP/Yahoo, December 22, 2008
Grim debt prognosis at health nonprofits
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 22, 2008
Debt-collection suits pit law firms against ill-informed patients
Baltimore Sun, December 22, 2008

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Today's Sections

Finance
Grim debt prognosis at health nonprofits
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 22, 2008

Medicaid applicants grow as recession widens
AP/Yahoo, December 22, 2008

Cleveland Clinic institutes hiring, salary freeze
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 19, 2008

LA voters to consider hospital's finances, future
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 19, 2008

Florida-based Broward General Medical Center gets $4.5 million for women's healthcare
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, December 19, 2008

Medicaid savings still possible, Ohio Auditor says
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 19, 2008
Health Plans
Federal regulation will override plan B agreement
Hartford Courant, December 22, 2008

At more U.S. employers, the doctor is in
San Francisco Chronicle, December 22, 2008

Insurance to let Texas seniors use Medicaid without going broke
Dallas Morning News, December 22, 2008

Health panel OKs Lousiana governor's plan
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 19, 2008
Hospital News
Boston healthcare giant takes aim at suburbs
Boston Globe, December 22, 2008

Birmingham-based Brookwood Medical Center cuts back women's center project
Birmingham News, December 19, 2008
Trends
Cleveland Clinic's face-transplant program aims to help combat veterans
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 22, 2008

For everyone's health, greener hospitals are catching on
The Baltimore Examiner, December 19, 2008
Legal
Debt-collection suits pit law firms against ill-informed patients
Baltimore Sun, December 22, 2008
Physicians
Doctors get the time they crave with patients
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 22, 2008
Research
Scientists recreate nerve disease to study it
Reuters/Yahoo, December 22, 2008

Commentary: No More Free Lunches
Physicians' relationships with industry, pharmaceutical companies in particular, have gotten a lot of attention and scrutiny this year. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
December 18, 2008

Commentary: The Map to Improved Care is a Complex One
The IHI is now following its 100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives Campaigns with an even broader initiative to help leaders sift through regulations that hinder care quality. Ambitious? Yes. Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Media
December 18, 2008

Audio: What's the New Medical Staff Model?
Richard Sheff, MD, chair of the Greeley Company, discusses how many hospital leaders are trying to reinvent a more effective medical staff model. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
December 3, 2008

Magazine: Write It Right
The new MS-DRG system makes getting help with documentation more important than ever. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 12, 2008





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