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Courts push revision in handling of debt settlements for Maryland hospitals
Baltimore Sun, January 26, 2009
Minnesota-based medical center cuts 100 jobs as state funds are reduced
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 27, 2009
More workers to face higher healthcare costs in '09, surveys find
Los Angeles Times, January 27, 2009
Boston-based Caritas Christi Health Care and SEIU reach accord
Boston Globe, January 27, 2009
Pr. George's County, MD, hospitals may face own surgery
Washington Post, January 27, 2009

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Today's Sections

Legal
Courts push revision in handling of debt settlements for Maryland hospitals
Baltimore Sun, January 26, 2009

Los Angeles judge issues restraining order against insurer
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, January 27, 2009
Business
Minnesota-based medical center cuts 100 jobs as state funds are reduced
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 27, 2009

Boston-based Caritas Christi Health Care and SEIU reach accord
Boston Globe, January 27, 2009

Pr. George's County, MD, hospitals may face own surgery
Washington Post, January 27, 2009

Survey: 90% of companies cutting costs
Baltimore Business Journal, January 26, 2009
Technology
Telemedicine project will serve rural Tennessee women
The Tennessean, January 27, 2009

Study: Health info technology saves lives, costs
Reuters/Yahoo News, January 27, 2009
Federal Government
Republicans oppose broader children's health bill
AP/Yahoo News, January 27, 2009

Medicare widens drugs it accepts for cancer care
New York Times, January 27, 2009
State/Local Government
A giant battle over Medicaid is brewing in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 27, 2009
Hospital News
Los Angeles County hospitals to change surgery consent forms
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, January 27, 2009

A Silver Spring, MD, ER aims to serve older patients
Washington Post, January 27, 2009

Hospital tax could benefit Milwaukee
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, January 26, 2009
Health Plans
More workers to face higher healthcare costs in '09, surveys find
Los Angeles Times, January 27, 2009

Boston hospital chain close to new contract with Blue Cross
Boston Globe, January 27, 2009
Global Healthcare News
Healthcare foreign exchange is a two-way street
Kansas City Star, January 26, 2009
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Commentary: Can I Have a Do Over?
When a hospital CEO makes a poor decision, the repercussions can affect employees, patients, and the community at large. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
January 23, 2009

Audio: AMA's Agenda
Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, president of the American Medical Association, talks about legislative priorities for 2009 and the likelihood of passing meaningful healthcare reform. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
January 15, 2009

Contributed Feature: Conventional Community Benefit Measures Miss the Big Picture
Mike Allen, chief financial officer of Winona Health in Minnesota, had plenty to say about Finance Editor Philip Betbeze's take on the issue of community benefit as outlined in a column he wrote last November entitled, Just Not Good Enough. How a nonprofit hospital's contribution to society from nonprofit hospitals should be valued is a sometimes-contentious argument in Congress. As a viewpoint from a hospital CFO who deals with these issues daily, Allen provides an interesting take on Betbeze's Wal-Mart analogy. Mike Allen, for HealthLeaders Media
January 26, 2009

Contributed Feature: Where's the Value in Healthcare?
Patients today seek healthcare information and treatment from a variety of sources like health information Web sites, social networks, and the more traditional physician office. HealthLeaders contributor John Morrow offers five strategies that healthcare executives can use to better demonstrate their organization's value to these newly empowered consumers. John Morrow, for HealthLeaders Media
January 23, 2009





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