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Medicare paid billions in suspect claims
AP/Washington Post, September 24, 2008
Regulator says hospitals need strict heparin rules
Denver Post, September 24, 2008
Obama: Wall St. bailout may delay healthcare overhaul
Reuters/New York Times, September 24, 2008
Company offers video surveillance of employee hand washing
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, September 24, 2008
The burgeoning business of medical offices
Charlotte Observer, September 24, 2008

Spotlight: The U.S. Employer's View of Medical Travel

U.S. employers and consumers alike are feeling the pressure of a down economy. I caught up with Peter Hayes, director of associate health and wellness, to ask a few questions about Hannaford's entrance into global healthcare.

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Today's Sections

Election 2008
Obama: Wall St. bailout may delay healthcare overhaul
Reuters/New York Times, September 24, 2008
Physicians
Frustration over healthcare system erupts in medical journal
Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 24, 2008

Survey: Connecticut doctors dissatisfied with practice environment
Hartford Courant, September 24, 2008
Business
The burgeoning business of medical offices
Charlotte Observer, September 24, 2008

Hawaii Medical Center to move Chapter 11 case
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 24, 2008
Health Plans
Health costs skyrocketing
Kentucky Enquirer, September 24, 2008

Medicare paid billions in suspect claims
AP/Washington Post, September 24, 2008

Congress approves mental health bill
Washington Post, September 24, 2008

Germany's healthcare battles offer lessons, opportunities
The Tennessean, September 24, 2008

Report: Health insurance costs rising faster than pay
Indianapolis Star, September 24, 2008

Ad campaign targets uninsured residents
Baltimore Sun, September 24, 2008
Hospital News
Judge sides with Ed McMahon in suit against hospital
AP/Hartford Courant, September 23, 2008

Regulator says hospitals need strict heparin rules
Denver Post, September 24, 2008

Company offers video surveillance of employee hand washing
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, September 24, 2008

San Francisco landlords threaten to sink hospital bond
San Francisco Chronicle, September 24, 2008
Technology
Shorter radiation for cancer of the breast
New York Times, September 23, 2008

A prostate cancer therapy stirs debate on cost, efficacy
Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Germany's healthcare battles offer lessons, opportunities
The Tennessean, September 24, 2008

Commentary: Staffing Crunch Threatens Healthcare
A recent story in the L.A. Times should send a shudder down the spine of any healthcare human resources professional already feeling the effects of the nationís physician and nurse staffing crunch. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
September 22, 2008

Audio: The Source of Bad Debt
Finance Editor Phil Betbeze talks with Earl Winter, CEO of nTelagent Inc., whose company recently ran a test of aged trial balance analyses for some of their customers. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
September 2, 2008

Magazine: Insidersí Insights

Patient Compliance

Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Magazine
September 10, 2008

Commentary: Three Things Different About Starkís HIT Bill

House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chair Pete Stark recently introduced a bill designed to encourage nationwide adoption of electronic health records. The billís carrot-and-stick approach might be nothing novel, but Iíll tell you three ways that Starkís new approach differs from old attempts at EMR acceptance.

Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
September 23, 2008





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