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U.S. acts to ease costs of private Medicare plans
Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2009
Senator investigates health insurers' out-of-network rate practices
New York Times, March 31, 2009
Kaiser fires staffers who snooped into octuplet mother's files
Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2009
For Geisinger Health System, less is more
Washington Post, March 31, 2009
Vanderbilt University Medical Center will get new boss in June
The Tennessean, March 30, 2009

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
U.S. acts to ease costs of private Medicare plans
Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2009

Senator investigates health insurers' out-of-network rate practices
New York Times, March 31, 2009

Doctors push for clean slate on Medicare reimbursement rates
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, March 31, 2009
Business
Bankrupt Pennsylvania hospital seeks cash to reopen
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 30, 2009

Vanderbilt University Medical Center will get new boss in June
The Tennessean, March 30, 2009

Minneapolis clinic sees a sickly economic toll
Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 31, 2009

Blue Cross, Connecticut hospital talks break down
Hartford Courant, March 31, 2009

Columbia, TN-based Maury Regional Medical Center to cut 25 jobs
The Tennessean, March 31, 2009
Hospital News
For Geisinger Health System, less is more
Washington Post, March 31, 2009

Kaiser fires staffers who snooped into octuplet mother's files
Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2009

Developers push ahead with North Dallas rehab hospital
Dallas Morning News, March 31, 2009
Technology
San Diego: First wireless health institute
San Diego Union-Tribune, March 31, 2009

With too few doctors trained on it, surgical robot sits unused at Texas hospital
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 30, 2009
State/Local Government
Access to COBRA healthcare subsidy may expand in California
Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2009

Illinois law caps hospital fees for uninsured
AP/Chicago tribune, March 31, 2009

Colleges at odds over Louisiana hospital authority
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 30, 2009

Lead Time: If President Can Fire GM CEO, He Can Fire Any CEO
President Obama's apparent move to remove embattled General Motors Chairman Rick Wagoner may prove to be a necessary step to save what is left of the American auto industry, but in a historical context, having a President for all intents and purposes fire an American corporate CEO is new territory for free capitalism, says HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
March 30, 2009

Audio: Finance Leaders Survey
John Winfrey, CFO at DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa, AL, offers insights on the HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey 2009, discussing the top drivers of healthcare costs and the financial implications of possible healthcare reform plans. Sponsored by Craneware. HealthLeaders Media
March 2009

Magazine: SOS: Public Hospitals
On the brink even during good economic times, many public hospitals are operating in technical insolvency amid a painful recession. But they can take heart from following the example of two that have managed well. Philip Betbeze and Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Magazine
March 2009

Contributed Feature: Physician-Hospital Alignment Isn't Just About Playing Good Defense
When it comes to their position in the marketplace, hospitals often look at physician-hospital alignment as a defensive strategy—as a way not to lose their current referral base and market share. However, not only is physician-hospital alignment an essential strategy to improving market position, it is an imperative in these trying economic times that are impacting hospitals and physician practices alike. Dennis Kennedy, for HealthLeaders Media
March 30, 2009





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