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California high-risk pool for medically uninsurable helps fewer residents
Los Angeles Times, October 28, 2008
Massachusetts insurer wants to write off prescription pads
Boston Globe, October 28, 2008
Staph germs harder than ever to treat, studies say
AP/Yahoo News, October 28, 2008
St. Bernard asks Louisiana for hospital funds
New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 28, 2008
Washington governor, challenger differ sharply on healthcare
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 27, 2008

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State/Local Government
California high-risk pool for medically uninsurable helps fewer residents
Los Angeles Times, October 28, 2008

St. Bernard asks Louisiana for hospital funds
New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 28, 2008

Washington governor, challenger differ sharply on healthcare
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 27, 2008

New York ambulatory surgery center fined
The Business Review (Albany), October 28, 2008
Physicians
Massachusetts insurer wants to write off prescription pads
Boston Globe, October 28, 2008

Surgeon creates drape that may help control infections
Indianapolis Star, October 28, 2008
Trends
Staph germs harder than ever to treat, studies say
AP/Yahoo News, October 28, 2008

CT scans gain favor as option for colonoscopy
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 28, 2008
Business
Florida-based Jackson Hospital names interim CEO
South Florida Business Journal, October 28, 2008

Nashville hospital names neonatal unit after lead donor
The Tennessean, October 28, 2008

Georgia homeowners win round in court fight vs. hospital development
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 28, 2008

Disney’s employee clinic like no other
Orlando Sentinel, October 27, 2008

California counties are healthcare 'providers of last resort'
Sacramento Bee, October 27, 2008
Election 2008
Health-coverage plans could face obstacles from growing budget gap
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 27, 2008
Health Plans
Humana hit hard
Forbes, October 28, 2008
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Audio: Culture of Teamwork
Chris D. Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health in San Diego, discusses what winning the 2008 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare award for large hospitals and health systems has meant for his organization. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
October 27, 2008

Audio: Risky Business
Karen Gries, a certified public accountant and principal with Larson-Allen, talks about new accounting rules associated with the IRS' Form 990, and parts of the form hospitals should pay special attention to. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
October 27, 2008

Audio: Timely Content
Bill Holman, CEO of Baton Rouge (LA) General Medical Center, shares his thoughts on HealthLeaders Media's annual Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare Conference. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
October 27, 2008

Contributed Feature: Win Federal Contracts With FAR
You can't win a federal healthcare contract without knowing something about the Federal Acquisition Regulation, commonly known as "the FAR." For healthcare providers, the FAR is about as detailed and complex as the Medicare Provider Reimbursement Manual (...and just about as exciting a read, as well). But it's a necessary evil with which any healthcare organization must become reasonably familiar in order to capture a federal contract and perform successfully once that contract is awarded. Scott Honiberg and Jeffrey Weinstein, for HealthLeaders Media
October 27, 2008





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