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Doctors face payment cuts for patients on Medicare
New York Times, June 27, 2008
Cardiac surgeons joining UPMC from other local hospitals
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 27, 2008
Orlando, FL, hospital systems vie for heart-transplant program
Orlando Sentinel, June 26, 2008
Oceanside, CA, medical center accused of neglecting patient care
San Diego Union-Tribune, June 27, 2008
New Jersey moves closer to universal healthcare
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 27, 2008

Spotlight: AMA Protects Patients Ahead of Protectionists The American Medical Association's new policy on medical travel puts the rights of patients ahead of American physician protectionism. That's good news for global hospitals, payers, employers, and most of all patients. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Doctors face payment cuts for patients on Medicare
New York Times, June 27, 2008
Physicians
Cardiac surgeons joining UPMC from other local hospitals
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 27, 2008

IPC The Hospitalist buys Hospitalists of America
AP/Boston Globe, June 27, 2008
Business
Orlando, FL, hospital systems vie for heart-transplant program
Orlando Sentinel, June 26, 2008

Deadline nears on Highmark talks with Johnstown, PA, hospital system
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 27, 2008

President of Florida-based Lee Memorial Health System reassures doctors
The News-Press (FL), June 27, 2008
Hospital News
Oceanside, CA, medical center accused of neglecting patient care
San Diego Union-Tribune, June 27, 2008

Returns to hospital give Florida patients new rating tool
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 27, 2008

Minneapolis hospital fights uphill battle against rising food costs
Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 27, 2008
State/Local Government
New Jersey moves closer to universal healthcare
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 27, 2008

$90 million urged to expand healthcare in Washington, DC
Washington Post, June 27, 2008

Erie County, NY, loses suit to shut hospital
Business First of Buffalo, June 26, 2008

Georgia to identify gaps in trauma care
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 27, 2008

Advocacy group sues Washington over guidelines for pain medications
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 27, 2008
Trends
Prescription Drugs Killed More Floridians Than Illicit Drugs In '07
John Commins, for Florida Healthflash, June 26, 2008

Audio: Cutting It Close
William F. Jessee, MD, president and CEO of the MGMA, talks about progress being made on preventing the Medicare payment cut and offers suggestions for fixing the reimbursement system. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
June 26, 2008

Commentary: Two Phrases from AHIP: Consumerism and Interactivity
There were two themes I heard repeatedly at the America's Health Insurance Plans conference in San Francisco last week. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
June 25, 2008

Commentary: Embrace Your Place in the Healthcare Market
As far as iconic campaign slogans go, it's hard to beat Avis' "We're number two, but we try harder." Somebody has to be number two, especially in the crowded healthcare market. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
June 25, 2008

Contributed Feature: Oncology Management: Benchmarking for Quality
Significant improvement in the level of cancer care we offer patients is possible by analyzing several sets of data, according to Marybeth Regan, PhD, an expert in disease and care management, and consumerism expert Robin Randall-Lewis. Marybeth Regan, PhD, and Robin Randall-Lewis, for HealthLeaders Media
June 26, 2008





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