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On health, President Obama takes team approach
New York Times, March 3, 2009
Loyola University Medical Center to do hearts 24/7
Chicago Tribune, March 3, 2009
$17 million deficit for UConn Health Center this fiscal year
Hartford Courant, March 3, 2009
Pennsylvania senators question cut to hospital funding
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 3, 2009
Doctors seek fees at time of service
Washington Post, March 3, 2009

Spotlight: Budget Analysis: Does This Kind of Health Reform Work for You? President Obama's budget proposal calls for a switch to bundled payments for hospitalizations of Medicare patients. This could eliminate the perverse incentives hospitals have to readmit patients. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
On health, President Obama takes team approach
New York Times, March 3, 2009

Sebelius, DeParle named to healthcare posts
Washington Post, March 3, 2009
Business
Loyola University Medical Center to do hearts 24/7
Chicago Tribune, March 3, 2009

$17 million deficit for UConn Health Center this fiscal year
Hartford Courant, March 3, 2009

Seattle Children's growth plan finds friends, foes at hearing
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 3, 2009

Coral Springs (FL) Medical Center ER to expand
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 2, 2009

Wellington, FL, hospital opens level 3 NICU
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 2, 2009

New Orleans-area hospitals bleeding money
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 2, 2009

Rhode Island-based St. Joseph Health Services imposes pay cuts, layoffs
Providence Journal, March 2, 2009
State/Local Government
Pennsylvania senators question cut to hospital funding
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 3, 2009

Maryland legislation seeks to limit hospital interest rates
Baltimore Sun, March 2, 2009

Bill would limit funding for Florida's Medicaid pilot
AP/Miami Herald, March 3, 2009

North Carolina OKs hospital expansion
Charlotte Observer, March 2, 2009
Physicians
Harvard medical school in ethics quandary
New York Times, March 3, 2009

Doctors seek fees at time of service
Washington Post, March 3, 2009

A hurdle for health reform: Patients and their doctors
New York Times, March 3, 2009

Short of dentists, Maine adds teeth to doctors' training
New York Times, March 3, 2009
Hospital News
Massachusetts General Hospital to use genetics to personalize cancer care
Boston Globe, March 3, 2009

Two Chicago hospital patients with bacterial infections die
Chicago Tribune, March 3, 2009

Executives at Towson, MD, medical center on leave during investigation
Baltimore Sun, March 2, 2009
Technology
Communications networks connect, divide Iowa hospitals
Des Moines Register, March 2, 2009

Live from AMGA: Harvesting New Physician Leaders
Physician leadership is a big topic at this year's AMGA annual conference, which kicked off with an all-day pre-conference workshop on "How to Groom the Next Generation of Physician Leaders." Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
March 3, 2009

Lead Time Blog: Plan B Doesn't Look So Bad
It became clear in the days after Sen. Tom Daschle's tumbling fall from grace as HHS nominee that there was no Plan B to quickly fall behind him. It took almost a month of (hopefully) careful vetting to put forth Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as HHS Secretary, or fully half of the healthcare leadership role that President Obama had intended for Daschle. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
March 2, 2009

News: Complete Economic Stimulus Coverage
President Barack Obama has signed a $787 billion stimulus bill into law, and expanding healthcare coverage is clearly one of the plan's largest priorities: Approximately $150 billion is dedicated to healthcare expenditures. The Medicaid supplemental funding and $19 billion earmarked to pay up to 65% of COBRA premiums for laid-off workers are the top two biggest expenditures and comprise more than two-thirds of targeted healthcare spending, for example. Here you will find a comprehensive list of news and analysis about this historic event. HealthLeaders Media
February 2009

Audio: Planning Through the Crisis
Jason Sussman, a partner at Kaufman-Hall, discusses the myriad challenges hospital CFOs are currently dealing with, from forced layoffs to an inability to borrow. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
March 2, 2009





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