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Senate Democrats attack Republicans on Medicare
New York Times, June 30, 2008
Serious patient errors at California hospitals disclosed in state filings
Los Angeles Times, June 30, 2008
Weighing the costs of a CT scan's look inside the heart
New York Times, June 30, 2008
Implant firms pay doctors millions
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 30, 2008
The urgent care explosion
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 30, 2008

Spotlight: When the Auditor Comes Calling Medicare's RAC demonstration is designed to catch payment mistakes, but some providers say auditors are getting carried away. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Senate Democrats attack Republicans on Medicare
New York Times, June 30, 2008

Medicare pricing frozen as Congress leaves town
Washington Post, June 30, 2008

Texas doctors withdraw endorsement of Senator
Dallas Morning News, June 30, 2008
Hospital News
Serious patient errors at California hospitals disclosed in state filings
Los Angeles Times, June 30, 2008
Business
Weighing the costs of a CT scan's look inside the heart
New York Times, June 30, 2008

The urgent care explosion
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 30, 2008

UCLA Medical Center makes its move
Los Angeles Times, June 30, 2008

Atlanta-based Piedmont Heart Institute makes deal to expand
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 30, 2008

Medical clinic that serves uninsured to open in Hendersonville, TN
The Tennessean, June 30, 2008
Legal
Implant firms pay doctors millions
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 30, 2008

Federal court refuses to release former HealthSouth chief executive
Birmingham News, June 27, 2008
State/Local Government
Court lets state keep TennCare files
The Tennessean, June 30, 2008

Debate over health insurance bills continues in Michigan
AP/Chicago Tribune, June 30, 2008

Group abandons petition for state universal healthcare in Michigan
Detroit Free Press, June 27, 2008
Health Plans
SEIU pushes for healthcare
Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 27, 2008

Commentary: Turning Online Physician Ratings into Lemonade
Every time I open a newspaper or visit a major Web site lately, I see another article about the emergence of online portals that allow patients to rate their physicians. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
June 26, 2008

Commentary: Nebulous, But Necessary
While the role of chief quality officer may be nebulous, the growing importance of hospital quality isn't, evidenced by the number of hospitals that are bringing quality responsibilities to the executive table. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
June 25, 2008

Audio: Inaccuracies and Inadequacies
S. Lee Miller, MD, the lead author of a study that examined recorded medical histories of patients admitted to emergency rooms in rural areas, talks about how inaccuracies in medical records lead to inadequate care. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
June 26, 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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