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Report faults Medicare audits
Washington Post, August 26, 2008
Stanford to limit drug maker financing
New York Times, August 26, 2008
Two Orlando hospitals win OK for transplants
Orlando Sentinel, August 25, 2008
Federal regulators find patients sleeping in Tampa General hallways
St. Petersburg Times, August 26, 2008
India's poor get healthcare in a card
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 26, 2008

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Report faults Medicare audits
Washington Post, August 26, 2008

Federal regulators find patients sleeping in Tampa General hallways
St. Petersburg Times, August 26, 2008
Physicians
Stanford to limit drug maker financing
New York Times, August 26, 2008

Doctors reinvent their offices to build improved ties with patients
Washington Post, August 26, 2008
Business
Two Orlando hospitals win OK for transplants
Orlando Sentinel, August 25, 2008

Healthcare stocks performing well
San Francisco Chronicle, August 26, 2008

Lenexa, KS, approves plan for medical complex
Kansas City Star, August 25, 2008
Global Healthcare News
India's poor get healthcare in a card
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 26, 2008

Iraq says 650 doctors have returned from exile
AP/Yahoo News, August 26, 2008
Legal
Judge hears arguments over Wisconsin medical fund
AP/Chicago Tribune, August 26, 2008
Hospital News
Hospitals to vie for Olympics
Chicago Tribune, August 26, 2008

Hollywood, FL, hospital opens resource center
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, August 25, 2008

ER waits shorter than national average in Florida's Treasure Coast region
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, August 25, 2008
Health Plans
South Carolina Medicaid to quit paying for errors
The State, August 25, 2008

Insurers warn brokers
Sacramento Business Journal, August 25, 2008

Magazine: Help the Uninsured (Without Going Broke)
The number of people who can't pay much—or anything—for their care just keeps rising. Some hospitals have found new ways to help them while still protecting the financial health of the hospital. Jim Molpus, Kathryn Mackenzie, John Commins, for HealthLeaders Magazine
August 2008

Magazine: Quality Management Pays
An anesthesiology group's Web-based tool is now standard in a North Carolina system's hospitals. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
August 2008

Contributed Feature: Underpayments Continue With Transfer DRGs
In 2004, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services instituted a "one-way edit protocol" for transfer diagnosis-related groups. CMS says "hospitals are responsible for researching their own claims, identifying underpayments, and correcting claims accordingly." As a result, prospective payment system hospitals may still be underpaid for transfer DRGs, says HealthLeaders Media contributor Bill Phillips. Bill Phillips, for HealthLeaders Media
August 25, 2008

Contributed Feature: Physician-Hospital Relationships: Shifting Out of Passive Mode
Craig E. Holm offers suggestions on how hospital CEOs can engage physicians as business partners in the delivery of healthcare services. Craig E. Holm, for HealthLeaders Media
August 22, 2008





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