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Fast vote is unlikely on HHS pick
New York Times, April 3, 2009
$3.5 trillion spending plan paves way for Obama goals
Washington Post, April 3, 2009
Grady Memorial costs to rise for people outside of Fulton, DeKalb counties
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 3, 2009
FL-based Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital seeks partner for cardiac care services
St. Petersburg Times, April 3, 2009
GE and Intel working on remote monitors to provide home healthcare
New York Times, April 3, 2009

Spotlight: Local Hospitals Drive Local Economies Community and rural hospitals are also economic dynamos that play a huge role in business development in their communities. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Fast vote is unlikely on HHS pick
New York Times, April 3, 2009

$3.5 trillion spending plan paves way for Obama goals
Washington Post, April 3, 2009

Medicare move spurs efforts to improve screening for pulmonary embolism
Wall Street Journal, April 3, 2009
Business
Grady Memorial costs to rise for people outside of Fulton, DeKalb counties
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 3, 2009

FL-based Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital seeks partner for cardiac care services
St. Petersburg Times, April 3, 2009

TN-based Community Health makes two acquisitions
The Tennessean, April 3, 2009

Jefferson Parish, LA, hospitals try to cut costs
New Orleans Times-Picayune, April 2, 2009
Technology
GE and Intel working on remote monitors to provide home healthcare
New York Times, April 3, 2009
State/Local Government
Advocates: Rule knocks Mississippi poor off Medicaid
Associated Press, April 3, 2009

Missouri senators endorse healthcare expansion
USA Today, April 3, 2009

Ohio's Medicaid cuts worry Catholic bishops
Business Courier of Cincinnati, April 3, 2009

Concord, MA, hospital steps in to rescue abandoned medical records
Boston Globe, April 3, 2009
Health Plans
Wisconsin gets $1 million grant to keep BadgerCare Plus kids enrolled
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, April 2, 2009

Georgia health insurers scrutinized over reimbursements
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 3, 2009

Anthem Blue Cross told it can't end contract early
Indianapolis Star, April 2, 2009
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Commentary: Recharging the Individual Mandate as Part of Health Reform
The Health Reform Dialogue's report breathed new life in the individual mandate, but it couldn't find consensus on other pressing healthcare issues. Expect more of this in the healthcare reform debate. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
March 31, 2009

Commentary: Down Economy Provides Opportunities to Improve Physician Relations
Hospitals and health systems are doing everything they can to hold onto market share. But there's another asset to protect, lest the competition steal it away: physicians. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
April 1, 2009

Audio: Community & Rural Leaders Survey
Mary Wakefield, who has served as director of the Center for Rural Health, and was named to head the federal Health Resources Services Administration, offers insights on the HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey 2009, discussing staff shortages at critical-access hospitals. Sponsored by Healthland. HealthLeaders Media
March 2009

Contributed Feature: Four Strategies for Promoting Physician-Hospital Alignment
Hugo J. Finarelli, Jr., PhD, author of The Hospital Executive's Guide to Physician Staffing, offers four strategies for promoting hospital-physician alignment, and as a result, improving recruitment and quality efforts. Hugo J. Finarelli, Jr., PhD, for HealthLeaders Media
April 2, 2009





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