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Healthcare battle set to focus on public plan
Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2009
Philadelphia-based Northeastern Hospital will be closed
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 24, 2009
Survey of doctors shows problems and improvements at Texas-based JPS
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 23, 2009
Blue Cross Official: Medicare Advantage Cuts Will Increase Premiums, Force Millions Out of Program
Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2009
Mexico the new dental destination
Chicago Tribune, March 24, 2009

Spotlight: Partners in Improvement Some new collaborations offer hope that provider and payer organizations can make headway in the quality realm beyond small-scale P4P incentives. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Healthcare battle set to focus on public plan
Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2009

White House official: Economy adds urgency to health reform
AP/Yahoo News, March 24, 2009

The push for paperless health records
Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2009
Business
Philadelphia-based Northeastern Hospital will be closed
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 24, 2009

U.S. rejects new union's effort to oust SEIU
San Francisco Chronicle, March 24, 2009

Business booms at Des Moines-area discount clinics
Des Moines Register, March 23, 2009
Physicians
Survey of doctors shows problems and improvements at Texas-based JPS
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 23, 2009

New York state program tries easing shortage of doctors
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, March 24, 2009

Having almost become extinct, house calls stage a recovery
Washington Post, March 24, 2009
Health Plans
Blue Cross Official: Medicare Advantage Cuts Will Increase Premiums, Force Millions Out of Program
Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2009

Health insurance squeezes America's workers
AP/Yahoo News, March 24, 2009

Few individual health policies cover maternity
San Francisco Chronicle, March 24, 2009
Global Healthcare News
Mexico the new dental destination
Chicago Tribune, March 24, 2009

A quandary in Sweden: Criminals in med school
New York Times, March 24, 2009
Hospital News
Mass. General Hospital paperwork for 66 patients lost on train
Boston Globe, March 24, 2009

Audio: Finance Leaders Survey
John Winfrey, CFO at DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa, AL, offers insights on the HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey 2009, discussing the top drivers of healthcare costs and the financial implications of possible healthcare reform plans. Sponsored by Craneware. HealthLeaders Media
March 2009

Commentary: The Time to Innovate is Now
Your hospital can't purchase new equipment or update aging facilities. You may have to cut services and lay off employees—if you haven't already. Welcome to the life of a hospital executive in 2009. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
March 20, 2009

Magazine: Health Plans: A Shifting Burden
High deductibles are spreading beyond the consumer-driven health plan niche—and helping change the way patients relate to providers. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Magazine
March 12, 2009

Lead Time: Should a CEO Ask Employees About Cutbacks?
Maybe it is grossly unfair to tag Beth Israel Deaconess CEO Paul Levy as being some sort of populist hero, but you have to respect the egalitarianism of his plan to let the system's employees help decide how to find $20 million in savings, says HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
March 23, 2009





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