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More emergency rooms open away from hospitals
USA Today, April 25, 2008
Exodus of specialists from ERs raises concerns in California
Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2008
Increase in diagnostic imaging fueled by self-referring doctors
HealthDay/Washington Post, April 25, 2008
Poinciana, FL, hospital backers turn out
Orlando Sentinel, April 24, 2008
Senate fast-tracks Medicaid bill
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 25, 2008

Spotlight: A Modest Approach A dwindling population base, proximity to another hospital, a lack of staff physicians to increase volumes, a lack of community support—all of these factors can hinder a hospital's ability to secure financing. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
More emergency rooms open away from hospitals
USA Today, April 25, 2008

Poinciana, FL, hospital backers turn out
Orlando Sentinel, April 24, 2008

Akron (OH) General Medical Center expands
Akron Beacon-Journal, April 25, 2008

Birmingham's Medical Properties Trust completes $168 million deal
Birmingham News, April 25, 2008

Pennsylvania-based Universal Health posts strong earnings
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 25, 2008

South Carolina hospital buys land for future expansion
The State, April 24, 2008
Physicians
Exodus of specialists from ERs raises concerns in California
Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2008

Increase in diagnostic imaging fueled by self-referring doctors
HealthDay/Washington Post, April 25, 2008
Federal Government
Senate fast-tracks Medicaid bill
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 25, 2008

FDA takes closer look at Lasik complaints
USA Today, April 25, 2008
State/Local Government
Health coverage compromise sought in Michigan
Detroit Free Press, April 25, 2008

Union County, NC, extends lease for Carolinas Medical Center-Union
Charlotte Observer, April 25, 2008
Legal
Tennessee governor to get bill limiting medical malpractice
The Tennessean, April 25, 2008

Judge orders Philippines company to pay $100 million for fraud
AP/Yahoo News, April 25, 2008
Health Plans
California orders sweeping review of HMO policy cancellations
John Leighty, for California Healthfax, April 24, 2008

Magazine: Low Cost, High Reward
Faced with an expensive overhaul, an Iowa system turns to an unproven vendor to win physician adoption. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
April 2008

Contributed Feature: Find Strength in Numbers
Contributor Max Reiboldt, CPA, author of Physician Entrepreneurs: Strength in Numbers and CEO of The Coker Group, takes a look at market forces that are making consolidation and collaboration strategies essential for physician practices success. Max Reiboldt, CPA, for HealthLeaders Media
April 24, 2008

Audio: Different Models
In part two of a three-part interview, James Hartert, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer for MinuteClinic, discusses the nurse practitioner model and the physician-staffed model for convenient care clinics. Bob Wertz, for HealthLeaders Media
April 24, 2008

Commentary: Golden State Backlash
With the strength of a San Andres Fault spasm, California officials have retaliated against managed care organizations following a number of alleged missteps. Les Masterson, for Health Plan Insider
April 23, 2008





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