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Injunction to stop 10% reduction in fees to providers denied by California judge
San Francisco Chronicle, July 31, 2008
Detroit Medical Center pays WSU $2.7 million of debt
Detroit Free Press, July 30, 2008
New Connecticut program for the uninsured off to slow start
Hartford Courant, July 31, 2008
Blue Island, IL, says goodbye, St. Francis Hospital; hello, MetroSouth Medical Center
Chicago Tribune, July 31, 2008
Community hospital in Brooklyn is closing maternity ward and selling the space
New York Times, July 31, 2008

Spotlight: What Does Accreditation Mean to You? The Medical Tourism Association is now offering an accreditation program to medical tourism organizations as a way to emphasize the legitimacy of their services. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Injunction to stop 10% reduction in fees to providers denied by California judge
San Francisco Chronicle, July 31, 2008

New Connecticut program for the uninsured off to slow start
Hartford Courant, July 31, 2008
Business
Detroit Medical Center pays WSU $2.7 million of debt
Detroit Free Press, July 30, 2008

Blue Island, IL, says goodbye, St. Francis Hospital; hello, MetroSouth Medical Center
Chicago Tribune, July 31, 2008

Community hospital in Brooklyn is closing maternity ward and selling the space
New York Times, July 31, 2008

West Penn bond rating takes a hit
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 30, 2008
Hospital News
VA considers location in New Orleans for hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 31, 2008
Health Plans
Aetna's second-quarter profit rises 6.4% on boost in membership, higher premium rates
AP/Hartford Courant, July 31, 2008

Health savings accounts haven't caught on in Texas
Dallas Morning News, July 31, 2008

Pennsylvania lawmaker's post to Blue Cross board questioned
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 31, 2008

Evercare practices reviewed by Massachusetts
Boston Globe, July 31, 2008
Federal Government
Workers' religious freedom vs. patients' rights
Washington Post, July 31, 2008
Technology
New beds signal Atlanta hospital's revival
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 31, 2008

Medicare incentives may spur more Tenn. doctors to e-prescribe
The Tennessean, July 31, 2008

Doctor plans study of cell users, cancer risks
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 30, 2008

Audio: ER: The Efficiency Room
Sharon Roush, the CEO at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, FL, discusses how Capital Regional lowered the walkout rate in its ER from 3.6% to 0.5% and lowered its ED wait time. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
July 30, 2008

Commentary: Virtual Care in a Virtual World
Earlier this year Palomar Pomerado Health gained national attention when it created a virtual version of its planned $773 million "hospital of the future." Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
July 29, 2008

Magazine: Front-End Financing
Revenue cycle software helps an Indiana hospital determine patients' payment abilities prior to care. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
July 11, 2008

Contributed Feature: Implications of Severity-Graded DRGs for Service Line Structure, Part I
While changes to severity-graded DRGs should ideally tie Medicare payments to hospital costs, more accurately reflecting the severity of illness, healthcare infrastructures are in need of reorganization. Mark T. Morgan, Rita E. Numerof, and Stephen Rothenberg, for HealthLeaders Media
July 21, 2008





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