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Pennsylvania: No Medicaid pay for hospital errors
AP/Yahoo News, January 23, 2008
Wal-Mart says percentage of uninsured workers down
Reuters, January 22, 2008
House to try for another SCHIP veto override
AP/Yahoo News, January 23, 2008
California opens Web site for hospital discounts
Los Angeles Times, January 23, 2008
Michigan health system to post prices of common procedures
Detroit Free Press, January 22, 2008

Spotlight: 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. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Pennsylvania: No Medicaid pay for hospital errors
AP/Yahoo News, January 23, 2008

Doubts over California health plan grow
Los Angeles Times, January 23, 2008
Health Plans
Wal-Mart says percentage of uninsured workers down
Reuters, January 22, 2008

Dispute puts some Humana patients in a bind
Louisville Courier-Journal, January 22, 2008
Federal Government
House to try for another SCHIP veto override
AP/Yahoo News, January 23, 2008

American Indian health bill draws veto threat
Washington Post, January 23, 2008
Finance
California opens Web site for hospital discounts
Los Angeles Times, January 23, 2008
Business
Michigan health system to post prices of common procedures
Detroit Free Press, January 22, 2008

Kids' surgery center planned in Florida
St. Petersburg Times, January 23, 2008

Former Triad execs launch hospital company
The Tennessean, January 23, 2008

Marketing firm wants to help healthcare pros
The Tennessean, January 23, 2008

Providence Health & Services adding surgery center in Oregon
The Oregonian, January 22, 2008

East St. Louis hospital trims emergency services
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 22, 2008
Trends
Surveys: Florida nursing shortage to intensify
South Florida Business Journal, January 22, 2008

Heart disease deaths plummet ahead of 2010 goal
USA Today, January 23, 2008
Technology
Stryker to recall hip surgery products
AP/Boston Globe, January 23, 2008

Commentary: Ignoring the Skeptics
Although most people understand the importance of data sharing across competitive organizations, many are wondering if the current multitude of RHIOs will have staying power. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
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

Contributed Feature: Retail Clinics--Friend or Foe of the Hospital?
In the second of this two-part series, contributor Mary Kate Scott helps hospitals assess the retail clinic opportunity in order to decide whether convenience care makes sense for them. Mary Kate Scott, for HealthLeaders Media
January 18, 2008

Audio: Physician Creates, Offers Free EMRs
Shelbourne, MA-based physician Stefan Topolski MD, discusses the development of his own electronic medical record program--and why he decided to give it away to other doctors for free. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
January 22, 2008





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