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California freezes Medi-Cal payments to thousands of healthcare facilities
Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2008
Massachusetts insurers to cover drugstore clinic visits
Boston Globe, July 24, 2008
In-store clinic growth slowing
Chicago Tribune, July 24, 2008
Vanderbilt proposal gets OK in Spring Hill, TN
The Tennessean, July 24, 2008
Missouri-based CoxHealth resolves allegations of Medicare fraud
Kansas City Star, July 23, 2008

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Today's Sections

State/Local Government
California freezes Medi-Cal payments to thousands of healthcare facilities
Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2008

Indiana campaign aims to get kids, adults health insurance
AP/Chicago Tribune, July 24, 2008

Massachusetts coalition fights fee plan for insurers
Boston Globe, July 24, 2008

Plan would require all in Ohio to have healthcare
Cincinnati Enquirer, July 23, 2008

Missouri governor hopeful unveils $1 billion health plan
Kansas City Star, July 23, 2008
Business
Massachusetts insurers to cover drugstore clinic visits
Boston Globe, July 24, 2008

In-store clinic growth slowing
Chicago Tribune, July 24, 2008

Vanderbilt proposal gets OK in Spring Hill, TN
The Tennessean, July 24, 2008
Trends
Lower spike in healthcare costs predicted in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 23, 2008

Pittsburgh cancer chief sees cell phone risks
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 24, 2008
Legal
Missouri-based CoxHealth resolves allegations of Medicare fraud
Kansas City Star, July 23, 2008
Physicians
Washington medical school celebrates opening
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 24, 2008

Doctor held liable for a 'loss of chance'
AP/Boston Globe, July 24, 2008
Hospital News
Atlanta hospital battles patient thefts
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 24, 2008

Neighbors of proposed Pennsylvania hospital end challenges
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 24, 2008
Technology
Complaints undermine hip device
New York Times, July 24, 2008

Commentary: An Accreditation Program in Name Only?
The Medical Tourism Association launched a new accreditation program last week, but in the announcement I found more questions than answers for the global healthcare community. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
July 22, 2008

Commentary: What Technology is Worth Your Investment?
Some say the cost of an EMR is too high. What other investments cause your finance department to run scared? You tell me. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
July 22, 2008

Magazine: Safe Travels
As the population ages—and gets heavier—lifting patients is becoming more hazardous for caregivers and patients alike. Some hospitals have developed a straightforward solution: Don't do it. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
July 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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