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WellPoint: 11 errors off-limits
Indianapolis Star, April 3, 2008
Serving uninsured a fatal burden for Illinois facility
Chicago Tribune, April 3, 2008
Minority doctors in short supply in California
San Francisco Chronicle, April 3, 2008
Woman's Hospital in Mesquite, TX, to close
Dallas Morning News, April 3, 2008
Telemedicine links Africans to Indian expertise
Reuters, April 3, 2008

Spotlight: Rankings Under Fire Amid calls for greater transparency in payers' physician ranking programs, many health plans have agreed to a new national model. Read More

Today's Sections

Health Plans
WellPoint: 11 errors off-limits
Indianapolis Star, April 3, 2008

CIGNA completes purchase of Denver insurer
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 3, 2008
Business
Serving uninsured a fatal burden for Illinois facility
Chicago Tribune, April 3, 2008

Woman's Hospital in Mesquite, TX, to close
Dallas Morning News, April 3, 2008

California clinic aims to serve low-income families
Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2008

Medical Properties Trust wraps up deal for HCP hospitals
Birmingham News, April 2, 2008
Trends
Drug costs rise as economy slides
USA Today, April 3, 2008

Fawcett's cancer file breached
Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2008
Physicians
Minority doctors in short supply in California
San Francisco Chronicle, April 3, 2008
State/Local Government
New Jersey lawmaker: Fill Medicaid vacancy
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 3, 2008

Pennsylvania House OKs limits on health insurance
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2, 2008

Efforts under way to bring in-patient care to Hillview, KY, medical center
Louisville Courier-Journal, April 2, 2008

Amid calls for shake-up, Kansas medical regulators to meet
Kansas City Star, April 2, 2008
Legal
Lawsuit against Iasis Healthcare dismissed
East Valley (AZ) Tribune, April 3, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Telemedicine links Africans to Indian expertise
Reuters, April 3, 2008

Jamaica launches free healthcare for all adults
Miami Herald, April 3, 2008

Audio: Deciphering the Measurement Maze
Michael Millenson, healthcare quality consultant and author of Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, discusses healthcare rankings and how to make sense of it all. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
March 28, 2008

Video: Innovative Investing
Hospitals benefit both financially and through healthcare product development. Plus, P4P drugs and more. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
March 27, 2008

Contributed Feature: Form 990 and Proxy Statement Disclosures: Are These Worlds Growing Closer?
Hospitals, as well as other nonprofit organizations, have recently been required to beef up reporting on their Form 990s filed with the IRS as the government demands more transparency surrounding executive pay, among other reporting requirements. Contributors Jim Otto and Eric Turzak shed some light on how hospital boards and those in management responsible for completing the form can help hospitals avoid any "red-face" moments in the future. Jim Otto and Eric Turzak, for HealthLeaders Media
March 31, 2008

Commentary: Word-of-Mouth with a Bullhorn
What would have happened if, a year ago, you asked, "How important is patients' perception of the care they receive at our hospital?" And what if you asked that same question today? Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
April 2, 2008





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