View as a Webpage HealthLeaders Daily News | Aug. 27, 2008
HealthLeaders Media
Top Stories
Waterbury, CT, hospitals exploring merger
Hartford Courant, August 27, 2008
California bill targets health record spying
Los Angeles Times, August 27, 2008
Decline in uninsured is reported for 2007
New York Times, August 27, 2008
Report shows more errors at Indiana's hospitals
AP/Chicago Tribune, August 26, 2008
As HCA marks 40 years, its impact on healthcare is still felt
The Tennessean, August 27, 2008

Spotlight: Be Glad You're Not Running a Bank You think healthcare's tough? Be glad you're not running any financial company, period. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
Waterbury, CT, hospitals exploring merger
Hartford Courant, August 27, 2008

As HCA marks 40 years, its impact on healthcare is still felt
The Tennessean, August 27, 2008

More hospitals want payment before treatment
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, August 26, 2008
State/Local Government
California bill targets health record spying
Los Angeles Times, August 27, 2008

California seeks to block Medi-Cal payment ruling
San Francisco Chronicle, August 27, 2008
Health Plans
Decline in uninsured is reported for 2007
New York Times, August 27, 2008

Blue Cross plans feeling pressure to consolidate
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 26, 2008

960 babies in TB scare at Kaiser in San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle, August 27, 2008

Warning rocks Healthways stock
The Tennessean, August 26, 2008
Trends
Report shows more errors at Indiana's hospitals
AP/Chicago Tribune, August 26, 2008

Single rooms becoming the norm in new hospitals
HealthDay/Washington Post, August 27, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Seattle fund bankrolls Asian private hospital chain
The Seattle Times, August 27, 2008

The Wild West of medical care abroad
U.S. News & World Report, August 26, 2008
Federal Government
Senator urges review of Medicare payment errors
Miami Herald, August 27, 2008
Legal
HMO to pay $41 million for shorting New Jersey patients
Hartford Courant, August 27, 2008

Commentary: HR: Healthcare's In-House Private Eyes
Fingering the next serial killer might sound like a job best suited for CSI, but in the organized chaos that is the typical healthcare organization, the best gumshoe might just be you. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
August 22, 2008

Audio: Marketing with Limited Resources
Deborah Chiaravalloti, vice president of public relations and marketing for Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, MA, discusses how she increased top-of-mind awareness at her hospital from 17% to 68% in just two years. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
August 20, 2008

Audio: Individual Insurance Abounds
Fred Karutz, senior vice president of business development of Norvax, an online health insurance technology company, talks about the individual market and how the shift to individual policies is affecting healthcare. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
August 20, 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





About | Advertise | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Reprints/Permissions | Contact
Leadership | Finance | Technology | Physicians | Community Hospitals | Health Plans | Marketing | Quality | Global | HR

2008 HealthLeaders Media
If you prefer not to receive this email newsletter, you can unsubscribe here