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Clinton details premium cap in health plan
New York Times, March 28, 2008
Washington insurer first to drop loophole, will pay for liver transplant
Seattle Times, March 28, 2008
Survey: High-deductible employee benefit plans triple
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 27, 2008
Nurse practitioners fill key role in Tennessee
The Tennessean, March 28, 2008
Minnesota healthcare bill passes key hurdle
Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 28, 2008

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Today's Sections

Election 2008
Clinton details premium cap in health plan
New York Times, March 28, 2008
Health Plans
Washington insurer first to drop loophole, will pay for liver transplant
Seattle Times, March 28, 2008

Survey: High-deductible employee benefit plans triple
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 27, 2008
Trends
Nurse practitioners fill key role in Tennessee
The Tennessean, March 28, 2008

Most older Americans living longer and better
HealthDay/Washington Post, March 28, 2008

Medical groups' anti-obesity drive urges exercise, healthy eating
Sacramento Bee, March 27, 2008

Komen for the Cure to distribute $1.1 million to Sacramento area health programs
Sacramento Bee, March 27, 2008

Dad wins e-mail fight over daughter's healthcare
Newhouse News/Houston Chronicle, March 27, 2008
State/Local Government
Minnesota healthcare bill passes key hurdle
Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 28, 2008

Georgia insurers get break, critics say
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 28, 2008

Florida Senate plan would cut programs for medically needy
Orlando Sentinel, March 27, 2008
Physicians
Doctors want Medicare pilots continued, Healthways says
The Tennessean, March 28, 2008
Global Healthcare News
For big surgery, Delhi is dealing
Chicago Tribune, March 28, 2008

Dominican Republic: Doctors launch third strike this month for better pay
AP/South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 27, 2008
Community Hospitals
McCordsville, IN, could get medical site of its own
Indianapolis Star, March 28, 2008
Business
Florida Hospital, Burnham Institute join forces for research
Orlando Sentinel, March 27, 2008

News: Most Organizations Use Form to Facilitate Handoffs
National Patient Safety Goal No. 2 requires hospitals to improve staff communication, but it does not require them to do so with a form. Still, 77% of AHAP members have a form to facilitate handoffs, according to AHAP's 2008 handoff communications benchmarking survey. And only 27% make the forms part of patients' permanent records. Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals
March 27, 2008

Commentary: March Madness
For many medical students, March Madness has nothing to do with basketball. This is the time of year they find out which residency program accepted them. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
March 27, 2008

Magazine: Rankings Under Fire
Amid calls for greater transparency in payers' physician ranking programs, many health plans have agreed to a new national model Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Magazine
March 2008

Audio: Finding Inspiration Beyond Healthcare
Stan Nowak, CEO of Silverlink, a healthcare communications company, talks about how his company tapped into the experience of consumer-based industries to engage healthcare consumers. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
March 26, 2008





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