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Chicago medical center, heading for closure, files for Chapter 11
Chicago Tribune, September 30, 2008
Judge calls on Los Angeles council to reconsider OK of hospital expansion
Los Angeles Times, September 30, 2008
Maryland initiative ready to enroll uninsured
Washington Post, September 30, 2008
Paying workers to go abroad for healthcare
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 30, 2008
HCA chief Bovender to retire
The Tennessean, September 30, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Chicago medical center, heading for closure, files for Chapter 11
Chicago Tribune, September 30, 2008

HCA chief Bovender to retire
The Tennessean, September 30, 2008

Umatilla, FL, clinic poised to expand primary care, insurance services
Orlando Sentinel, September 29, 2008
State/Local Government
Judge calls on Los Angeles council to reconsider OK of hospital expansion
Los Angeles Times, September 30, 2008

Maryland initiative ready to enroll uninsured
Washington Post, September 30, 2008

Georgia official suggests extra tax for trauma services
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 30, 2008

St. Charles Parish Hospital needs an ally, council told
New Orleans Times-Picayune, September 29, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Paying workers to go abroad for healthcare
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 30, 2008

Iraq says doctors can carry guns for protection
AP/Yahoo News, September 30, 2008
Legal
Under sweeping settlement, Cephalon will disclose doctor payments
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 30, 2008
Trends
Outbreak of stress afflicts nurses
Chicago Tribune, September 30, 2008

Seniors in poor areas more likely to die after surgery
HealthDay/Washington Post, September 30, 2008

Crisis of care on the front line of health
New York Times, September 30, 2008

New Jersey hospital reports eighth patient has Legionnaires'
Newark Star-Ledger, September 29, 2008
Technology
Superbug test detects MRSA faster
HealthDay/Washington Post, September 30, 2008
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Audio: Controversy Over RAC
With the controversial Recovery Audit Contractor program going nationwide by 2010, many hospitals are concerned that while the demonstration program recovered $371 million in overpayments to hospitals, more than 96% of the improper payments were overpayments collected from providers and only 4% were underpayments repaid to providers. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
September 29, 2008

Commentary: Beyond Policies and Procedures
During the investigation that follows a sentinel event, hospital officials usually discover that a key safety step was overlooked, leading to error. But what happens when all protocols were followed? Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
September 25, 2008

Commentary: From Marcus Welby to Gregory House
If physicians could be characterized solely based on television stereotypes, the difference between today’s doctors and yesterday's would be stark. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
September 25, 2008

Magazine: Master of Psychology
By leveraging physician competitiveness—and device connectivity—Cardiology of Tulsa makes EMR headway. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
September 2008





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