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Minnesota sues over Allina's 18% interest rate
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 23, 2009
Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts insurer under scrutiny
Boston Globe, January 23, 2009
Tenet eases 4Q concerns, but hospitals are still ailing
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 23, 2009
Troubled Washington, DC, hospital improves, regains accreditation
Washington Post, January 23, 2009
Pennsylvania Official: Merger Would Have Hurt Healthcare
Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media, January 22, 2009

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Today's Sections

Legal
Minnesota sues over Allina's 18% interest rate
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 23, 2009

Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts insurer under scrutiny
Boston Globe, January 23, 2009
Business
Tenet eases 4Q concerns, but hospitals are still ailing
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 23, 2009

Robbinsdale, MN-based North Memorial buys Camden Physicians
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 23, 2009

To meet growth, HealthEast opens new Minnesota clinics
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 23, 2009

Trustee may take helm of union local in dispute
New York Times, January 23, 2009

Hoover, Alabama gets early approval for a hospital
Birmingham News, January 22, 2009
Hospital News
Troubled Washington, DC, hospital improves, regains accreditation
Washington Post, January 23, 2009

U.S. House stimulus plan to spur healthcare spending
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 23, 2009

Promised synergy lacking in New Orleans hospital plans
New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 23, 2009

Building of new Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis is delayed
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 22, 2009

St. Bernard Parish hospital board delays decision
New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 22, 2009
Health Plans
Pennsylvania Official: Merger Would Have Hurt Healthcare
Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media, January 22, 2009
Service Lines
Heart center in Waterbury, CT, wins fight to stay open
Hartford Courant, January 23, 2009
Physicians
University of Iowa to bar free drug samples, gifts
Des Moines Register, January 23, 2009

More Americans skipping necessary prescriptions, survey finds
New York Times, January 23, 2009

Nurses often left out of medical error talks
HealthDay/Washington Post, January 23, 2009
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New! Lead Time Blog: "Thank God we've got a healthcare business."
No way that 3M CFO Patrick D. Campbell is the only conglomerate CFO to utter these words lately, writes HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus in our new Lead Time blog. Molpus notes that the "3M Leans On Healthcare Amid Downturn" from CNN/Money points out that 3M's healthcare unit is projected to take in as much as 20% of the company’s operating profit in 2009. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
January 23, 2009

Commentary: Health Insurers Can Learn From Capitation
If these kinds of models are to work, greater collaboration between physicians and health plans is needed. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
January 21, 2009

Commentary: Want to Teach Docs New Tricks? Get 'em While They're Young
The way medical care is delivered has to change quickly to adapt both to a shortage of physicians and an aging and chronically sicker demographic. This is particularly true in rural America. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
January 21, 2009

Commentary: Overcome Your Fears about Community Benefit Reporting and form 990H
I've been doing a lot of research about the newly revised IRS form 990H lately, and found there are many different ways that hospitals are getting ready. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
January 21, 2009





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