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Hospital industry may hit rough patch, Moody's warns
Chicago Tribune, January 24, 2008
New Jersey moving to aid surgery centers
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 24, 2008
Massachusetts-based health network to keep care close to home
Boston Globe, January 24, 2008
Bush's second child insurance veto stands
Washington Post, January 24, 2008
Blue Cross proposes fix for uninsured Americans
Reuters/Yahoo News, January 23, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Hospital industry may hit rough patch, Moody's warns
Chicago Tribune, January 24, 2008

Massachusetts-based health network to keep care close to home
Boston Globe, January 24, 2008

Panel to find ways to keep San Francisco hospital open
San Francisco Chronicle, January 24, 2008

Illinois hospital will be replaced
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 23, 2008

Investment in Northeast Ohio health ventures takes off
Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 23, 2008

Developer strikes deal with HealthSouth to buy campus in Birmingham
Birmingham News, January 23, 2008
State/Local Government
New Jersey moving to aid surgery centers
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 24, 2008

Key vote on healthcare coverage delayed in California
San Francisco Chronicle, January 24, 2008
Federal Government
Bush's second child insurance veto stands
Washington Post, January 24, 2008

Report: Dems likely to boost healthcare
AP/Yahoo News, January 24, 2008
Health Plans
Blue Cross proposes fix for uninsured Americans
Reuters/Yahoo News, January 23, 2008

Employers put health coverage in workers' hands
USA Today, January 24, 2008

Cost of health initiative up $400 million in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, January 24, 2008
Physicians
Tennessee doctors express concern as retail clinics flourish
The Tennessean, January 24, 2008

Doctors paid to prescribe generic pills
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 24, 2008
Trends
Tennessee health clinic assists uninsured
The Tennessean, January 24, 2008

Co-pays contribute to drop in preventive care
HealthDay/Washington Post, January 24, 2008
Legal
Former Alabama hospital consultant got $16,666 pay advance, still outstanding
The Birmingham News, January 23, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Cleveland Clinic co-sponsors Arab Health 2008 convention in Dubai
Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 23, 2008

Commentary: One Price Fits All
After largely abandoning the capitation model nearly a decade ago in favor of paying providers on a fee-for-service basis, Massachusetts' largest insurer is coming back with an updated plan. Brad Cain, for HealthLeaders Media
January 23, 2008

News: Survey compares rural and urban/suburban physicians
Physician recruitment firm LocumTenens.com recently surveyed doctors to better understand their perceptions of practicing medicine in rural America versus practicing in areas with populations of 50,000 or more. Ben Cole, for HealthLeaders Media
January 23, 2008

Audio: Moving Beyond Predictive Modeling
Jim Kerr, vice president of business development at CareGuide, talks about going beyond claims-based predictive modeling to a hybrid model that includes health surveys and effective coaching. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
January 23, 2008

Magazine: Finding the Right Carrot
Wellness programs can translate into both cost savings for your organization and healthier lives for employees--if you can find the proper motivation. Corey Christman, for HealthLeaders Magazine/i>
January 2008





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