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New Orleans-area hospitals bleeding red ink, federal report says
New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 21, 2008
Embattled CEO out; Atlanta hospital hires New York exec
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 22, 2008
Healthcare lending remains vibrant corner of Birmingham credit market
Birmingham News, July 21, 2008
Federal official urges North Texans to join network on health pricing, quality data
Dallas Morning News, July 22, 2008
Medicare to pay bonuses for e-prescribing
HealthDay/Washington Post, July 22, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
New Orleans-area hospitals bleeding red ink, federal report says
New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 21, 2008

Embattled CEO out; Atlanta hospital hires New York exec
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 22, 2008

Healthcare lending remains vibrant corner of Birmingham credit market
Birmingham News, July 21, 2008

Cincinnati hospital's restructuring will create uncommon doctor-hospital venture
Business Courier of Cincinnati, July 22, 2008

Seneca Investments starts medical office near Dallas' Medical City hospital
Dallas Morning News, July 22, 2008
Federal Government
Federal official urges North Texans to join network on health pricing, quality data
Dallas Morning News, July 22, 2008

Insurance cancellations of sick to be investigated
Indianapolis Star, July 18, 2008
Technology
Medicine gears up for a code green
Washington Post, July 22, 2008

Medicare to pay bonuses for e-prescribing
HealthDay/Washington Post, July 22, 2008
Health Plans
Move to Medicare can be painless for GM retirees
Detroit Free Press, July 22, 2008

Amerigroup near settling Medicaid fraud damages
Chicago Tribune, July 22, 2008

Double-digit health insurance hikes hit Oregon
The Oregonian, July 21, 2008
Physicians
Doctors often unaware of defibrillator guidelines
New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 22, 2008
Global Healthcare News
U.K. surgeons will get bonus every time they save a patient's life
The Daily Mail, July 21, 2008
Commentary
Moody's hopes hospitals learned the lessons of Allegheny Health collapse
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 22, 2008

Commentary: Top 4 Healthcare Feuds
In the past few years, a few healthcare feuds have gotten downright nasty. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
July 18, 2008

Magazine: The Politics of Healthcare
Both parties' presidential hopefuls have offered plenty of sweeping proposals for fixing the nation's healthcare ills. But will either candidate be able to follow through? Ben Cole, for HealthLeaders Magazine
July 2008

Audio: Convenient Care Clinics and Stand Alone ERs: A Threat to Doctors?
Paul Breslin, a senior principal at the Noblis Center for Health Innovation, discusses the strategic implications of the proliferation of minute clinics and standalone emergency rooms to physicians and physician practices. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
July 21, 2008

Contributed Feature: Implications of Severity-Graded DRGs for Service Line Structure, Part I
While changes to severity-graded DRGs should ideally tie Medicare payments to hospital costs, more accurately reflecting the severity of illness, healthcare infrastructures are in need of reorganization. Mark T. Morgan, Rita E. Numerof, and Stephen Rothenberg, for HealthLeaders Media
July 21, 2008





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