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White House summit vows healthcare push
Boston Globe, February 24, 2009
Recession likely to boost government outlays on healthcare
Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2009
Obama: $15 billion from stimulus going to Medicaid plan
AP/Yahoo News, February 23, 2009
A warning shot in the healthcare fight
Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2009
Accord gives Ford flexibility in paying healthcare costs
New York Times, February 23, 2009

Spotlight: Stimulus Relief is a State of Mind The fact that the $787 billion stimulus package was signed into law will give some healthcare CEOs the confidence to move forward on some of their strategic priorities that have been on hold since the economy collapsed. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
White House summit vows healthcare push
Boston Globe, February 24, 2009

Obama: $15 billion from stimulus going to Medicaid plan
AP/Yahoo News, February 23, 2009

A warning shot in the healthcare fight
Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2009
Health Plans
Recession likely to boost government outlays on healthcare
Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2009

Accord gives Ford flexibility in paying healthcare costs
New York Times, February 23, 2009
Hospital News
President of Brighton, MA-based St. Elizabeth's is leaving post at hospital
Boston Globe, February 24, 2009

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh holds dry run for big move
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 23, 2009

Medicare halts funding to Sutter heart program
Sacramento Bee, February 23, 2009
Physicians
Moving nation from sick care toward wellness care
AP/Yahoo News, February 24, 2009

New doctor-assisted suicide law takes effect March 5 in Washington
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 24, 2009

'Difficult' patients can test doctors' patience
USA Today, February 24, 2009

Facing doctor gap, hospitals turning to laborists to deliver babies
Boston Globe, February 24, 2009
State/Local Government
Massachusetts health system is being tested by recession
AP/Yahoo News, February 24, 2009

Low-cost healthcare in Howard County, MD, not an easy sell
Washington Post, February 24, 2009

Nevada lawmakers consider surgical center regulation
Reno Gazette Journal, February 23, 2009
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Industry Survey 2009: Docs Wanted
The physician shortage and associated recruiting difficulties are negatively affecting healthcare delivery all over the United States. But the challenge is particularly acute in rural areas. More than 47% of CEOs at rural healthcare organizations surveyed by HealthLeaders Media say the physician shortage is having a "strongly negative" impact on their operations, compared with 25.3% of CEOs in nonrural areas. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
February 2009

Lead Time Blog: Wrong Time To Cut Back on Recruiting Nurses
Itís impossible not to think short-term when dollars on hospital operations are disappearing fast. Unfortunately one of the areas that now seems to be shrinking are incentives and programs to attract and retain nurses, says HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
February 23, 2009

MarketShare Blog: Protect Yourself from Job Cuts
Despite the common misperception that healthcare is a recession-proof industry, healthcare marketers know their positions are tenuous, says Patrick Buckley in our MarketShare Blog. Patrick Buckley, for HealthLeaders Media
February 23, 2009

Contributed Feature: 10 Critical Actions to Minimize RAC Recoupment
After CMS announced the Recovery Audit Contractor expansion, most healthcare financial seminars have had sessions on the RAC program. The focus was generally on the RAC appeals, but appeals of overpayment denials were rare in the demonstration project. In RAC Expansion, PPS hospitals' first focus should be on preparation, not appeals, say contributors Bill Phillips, Stephen Forney, and Buddy Elmore. Bill Phillips, Stephen Forney, and Buddy Elmore, for HealthLeaders Media
February 23, 2009





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