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Aetna backs off a colonoscopy change
New York Times, February 28, 2008
'Destination cancer hospital' gets Georgia Senate approval
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 28, 2008
Tennessee managed-care company sees benefits of pay-for-performance
The Tennessean, February 28, 2008
Maryland hospital's plan changes, resistance does not
Washington Post, February 28, 2008
Health insurers address issue of nixed policies
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), February 28, 2008

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Today's Sections

Physicians
Aetna backs off a colonoscopy change
New York Times, February 28, 2008

California doctors get $10 million bump in bonus payments
Sacramento Business Journal, February 27, 2008
State/Local Government
'Destination cancer hospital' gets Georgia Senate approval
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 28, 2008

New Jersey braces for cuts sought by the governor
New York Times, February 28, 2008

Washington, DC, Healthcare Alliance faulted on eligibility control
Washington Post, February 28, 2008
Trends
Tennessee managed-care company sees benefits of pay-for-performance
The Tennessean, February 28, 2008

A healthy dose of hospital chic
Boston Globe, February 28, 2008
Business
Maryland hospital's plan changes, resistance does not
Washington Post, February 28, 2008

Letters back Lawrenceville, GA, heart center
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 28, 2008

New ER at Middletown, CT, hospital set to open
Hartford Courant, February 28, 2008

St. Charles, MO, hospitals continue construction plans
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 27, 2008

Spring Hill, TN, hospital approved
The Tennessean, February 28, 2008

Naperville, IL, hospital revamp OK'd
Chicago Tribune, February 28, 2008
Health Plans
Health insurers address issue of nixed policies
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), February 28, 2008
Federal Government
Perks for doctors questioned by Senate panel
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 28, 2008

Private Medicare plans' cost questioned
New York Times, February 28, 2008
Technology
Web site provides info on South Carolina hospitals
The State, February 27, 2008
Community Hospitals
eICU gives long-distance care, specialists' eyes to rural areas
Des Moines Register, February 27, 2008

HIMSS 2008: Allina on a Roll
One piece of conventional wisdom around healthcare IT implementations is that "big bang" deployments are too risky. For Allina Hospitals and Clinics, however, the big bang approach has worked well. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
February 27, 2008

HIMSS 2008: The Davies Award and IT Innovation
Brian Jacobs, MD, the chief medical information officer at Children's National Medical Center, describes why the HIMSS Davies Award encourages innovation. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
February 27, 2008

Commentary: Swimming Pools, Movie Stars, and Physician Relations
Dealing with physicians is quite possibly the most complicated function the modern healthcare marketer will ever undertake. The model itself is simple, but after that it gets a little more complicated. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
February 27, 2008

Commentary: Is Massachusetts the Way to Go?
Massachusetts sparked the American Revolution and led the movement to abolish slavery. But after those heady early years, Massachusetts has been known as anything but a leader. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
February 27, 2008





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