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Blue Shield of Massachusetts aims to overhaul how it pays for healthcare
Boston Globe, January 22, 2008
Universal healthcare bill unveiled in Washington
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 22, 2008
Hospitals hire and train interpreters for non-native patients
Washington Post, January 22, 2008
East St. Louis community hopes to save hospital
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 21, 2008
Massachusetts hospitals post data on Web about patient bed sore rates
Boston Globe, January 22, 2008

Spotlight: Throwing Out the Good with the Bad Isn't there a way to allow the good of physician-owned hospitals (good customer service, modern facilities) while regulating the bad (limited services) and the ugly (poor or nonexistent emergency departments)? A report that was just released from the Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General seems to provide but one answer to that question: No. Read More

Today's Sections

Health Plans
Blue Shield of Massachusetts aims to overhaul how it pays for healthcare
Boston Globe, January 22, 2008
State/Local Government
Universal healthcare bill unveiled in Washington
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 22, 2008

Miami Beach again seeks housing for nurses
Miami Herald, January 22, 2008

Illinois hospital attacks disease of violence
Chicago Tribune, January 22, 2008

Church, institute partner for free eye services in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Enquirer, January 21, 2008
Trends
Hospitals hire and train interpreters for non-native patients
Washington Post, January 22, 2008

Massachusetts hospitals post data on Web about patient bed sore rates
Boston Globe, January 22, 2008

Rising healthcare costs put focus on illegal immigrants
USA Today, January 22, 2008

Infections after breast surgery found to be costly
Reuters/Yahoo News, January 22, 2008
Business
East St. Louis community hopes to save hospital
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 21, 2008

Upbeat diagnosis for clinics
Boston Globe, January 22, 2008

Tennessee hospital's expansion set for April
The Tennessean, January 22, 2008

Shawnee Mission, KS, adds urgent-care center
Kansas City Star, January 22, 2008

Proposed psych facility in Minnesota draws fire from other hospitals
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 22, 2008

Midwest healthcare startups raise record $1.2 billion in 2007
Raleigh News & Observer, January 21, 2008
Legal
Neonatal doctor asks for damages from HCA Midwest
Kansas City Star, January 22, 2008
Technology
New system affords greater accuracy, speed in hospital scans
Suburban Journals St. Louis, January 21, 2008

Video: Build a Better Board
A new model of governance asks trustees to monitor more than the bottom line. Also, stories on retail clinics, bedside technology, and more. HealthLeaders Media
January 17, 2008

Magazine: Claiming Their Due
Many providers struggle to bill for services amid a maze of contractual allowances, but sophisticated software is helping some hospitals and physician groups better manage the time value of money. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
January 2008

Contributed Feature: Beyond the Financial Rewards of P4P
Pay-for-performance programs, which are designed to align healthcare payments with clinical best practices and quality thresholds, are becoming commonplace across the country. Levels of adoption suggest that pay-for-performance is likely to stay and may eventually be rolled out across most payers. Aaron DeBoer, Anita Iyenger and Tanay Dudhela, for HealthLeaders Media
January 21, 2008

Audio: The Effective Corporate Blog
Debbie Weil, author of The Corporate Blogging Book, spent a lot of time reading and studying CEO blogs. In this interview, Weil discusses corporate blogs and how healthcare leaders can make theirs more effective. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
January 18, 2008





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