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Miami's Jackson South getting ready to double its size
Miami Herald, August 4, 2008
Prescription data used to assess consumers
Washington Post, August 4, 2008
Hospital in Newark gets sold and saved
The Star-Ledger, August 1, 2008
California considering laws modifying individual health insurance policies
Los Angeles Times, August 4, 2008
Cape Cod hospital CEO maps turnaround
Boston Globe, August 4, 2008

Spotlight: Bullies Will Be Bullies In an effort to combat bullying among hospital employees, The Joint Commission has called for health systems to develop codes of conduct by January 1, 2009. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
Miami's Jackson South getting ready to double its size
Miami Herald, August 4, 2008

Hospital in Newark gets sold and saved
The Star-Ledger, August 1, 2008

Cape Cod hospital CEO maps turnaround
Boston Globe, August 4, 2008

Los Angeles-based Century City Doctors Hospital seeks buyer
Los Angeles Times, August 4, 2008

Healthcare groups to share $30 million facility
St. Petersburg Times, August 1, 2008
Health Plans
Prescription data used to assess consumers
Washington Post, August 4, 2008

Report: E-mails show Connecticut health insurance program push
Hartford Courant, August 4, 2008

Survey: Western Pennsylvania has better medical benefits
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 1, 2008

Doctor insurer seeks rate cut
Baltimore Sun, August 1, 2008
State/Local Government
California considering laws modifying individual health insurance policies
Los Angeles Times, August 4, 2008

State's Medi-Cal program is being hit hard
San Francisco Chronicle, August 4, 2008

San Francisco pushes legislation to promote good health
San Francisco Chronicle, August 4, 2008

Los Angeles law may keep homeless in hospitals
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 4, 2008
Federal Government
CMS releases 2009 IPPS final rule
By Brian Murphy, CPC and Andrea Kraynak, CPC-A, for HCPro, Inc., August 1, 2008

Lax oversight risks millions of Medicare dollars
AP/Yahoo News, August 4, 2008
Physicians
Medical residents lack sleep, despite policy change
USA Today, August 4, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Immigrants facing deportation by U.S. hospitals
New York Times, August 4, 2008

Iraq calls for doctors who fled violence to return
AP/Yahoo News, August 4, 2008

Commentary: When Should MDs Get MBAs?
There's a lot to be said for the U.S. medical education system, but practicing medicine today requires more than strong clinical skills. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
July 31, 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

Magazine: Something Wal-Mart This Way Comes
But should your hospital get into the quick-clinic business with the big retailers? Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
July 2008

Contributed Feature: Implications of severity-graded DRGs for service line structure, Part II
While changes to the new severity-graded DRG reimbursement structure are meant to improve quality of service and patient care through service line reformation, there is also the need, based on old charge-based DRGs, for the reorganization of healthcare structures. Mark T. Morgan, Rita E. Numerof, and Stephen Rothenberg, for HealthLeaders Media
July 28, 2008





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