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Study finds gaps between doctorsí standards and actions
Washington Post, December 4, 2007
Leavitt: Doctors need electronic records
AP/Yahoo News, December 4, 2007
Atlanta hospitalís national accreditation at risk
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 4, 2007
40 million lacking in healthcare
Reuters/New York Times, December 4, 2007
Study ranks hospitals on quality of treatments
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 4, 2007

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Today's Sections

Physicians
Study finds gaps between doctorsí standards and actions
Washington Post, December 4, 2007

Doctors endorse single-payer
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 4, 2007
Technology
Leavitt: Doctors need electronic records
AP/Yahoo News, December 4, 2007
Business
Atlanta hospital's national accreditation at risk
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 4, 2007

Community Health sells Ohio hospital
The Tennessean, December 4, 2007
Trends
40 million lacking in healthcare
Reuters/New York Times, December 4, 2007

Nashville hospitals ban smoking outside, too
The Tennessean, December 4, 2007

Groups say HIV rate will escalate with revision
AP/Cincinnati Enquirer, December 4, 2007
Federal Government
Study ranks hospitals on quality of treatments
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 4, 2007

Long-term care issue not being addressed, bipartisan panel says
Palm Beach Post, December 4, 2007

McCain: Don't require health coverage
AP/Yahoo News, December 3, 2007
Health Plans
Insurersí plan seeks to curb rising costs of healthcare
Boston Globe, December 4, 2007

MI Attorney General hits Blue Cross push to raise individuals' rates
Detroit Free Press, December 4, 2007

Employers tell workers to get healthy or pay up
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 4, 2007

Boston hospital errs with coverage notice
Boston Globe, December 4, 2007

State/Local Government
Bill obliges hospitals to give emergency contraception
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, December 4, 2007

Town Council to vote on hospital expansion plans in North Carolina
Charlotte Observer, December 4, 2007

Tensions build over MO healthcare panel
Kansas City Star, December 4, 2007

Florida county debates lower health costs
Miami Herald, December 4, 2007

Legal
Ruling in hospital graft case appealed
Boston Globe, December 4, 2007

The New HealthLeadersMedia.com
A new Web site should be a leap forward in how the information works and how readers interact with it. Our new HealthLeaders Media Online debuts this week as an online tool that merges our company's depth of content about healthcare with how today's healthcare leaders want to share it. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
December 3, 2007

For Hospitals, Debt Parade Hasn't Stopped--Yet
As the credit crunch facing much of the economy refuses to fade, and in fact grows stronger, one sector seems somewhat immune. You guessed it: healthcare. While consumers and even banks seem to need a fresh infusion of capital that isn't coming, hospitals and healthcare companies are finding the spigot is still open--if a little more pricey. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders News
December 3, 2007

Contributed Feature: Why Hospitals Should Not Delay Section 409A Compliance
If your organization sponsors any non-qualified compensation plans--and you know who you are--don't let a one-year IRS extension of the deadline for Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code be an excuse to postpone your compliance efforts. Melissa Rasman, Esq. and Ron Seifert, for HealthLeaders News





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