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Obama policymakers turn to campaign tools: Supporters tapped on healthcare issues
Washington Post, December 4, 2008
Insurers propose universal, centralized healthcare
Los Angeles Times, December 4, 2008
County faulted in death at King-Harbor
Los Angeles Times, December 4, 2008
HCA cuts payroll at headquarters
The Tennessean, December 4, 2008
UAW makes concessions in bid to help automakers
New York Times, December 4, 2008

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Obama policymakers turn to campaign tools: Supporters tapped on healthcare issues
Washington Post, December 4, 2008

Insurers propose universal, centralized healthcare
Los Angeles Times, December 4, 2008
Hospital News
County faulted in death at King-Harbor
Los Angeles Times, December 4, 2008

Hospitals raise perk ante to draw, treat patients
AP/Yahoo News, December 4, 2008

New York City pushes cooling therapy for cardiac arrest
New York Times, December 4, 2008

Doctors file bias suit over loss of privileges at Hudson, FL, hospital
St. Petersburg Times, December 3, 2008
Health Plans
UAW makes concessions in bid to help automakers
New York Times, December 4, 2008

CIGNA dispute with Connecticut network could disrupt healthcare
Hartford Courant, December 4, 2008
State/Local Government
7,700 to be cut from Washington's Basic Health Plan
AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 4, 2008

Judge backs California in balance billing dispute
The Sacramento Bee, December 4, 2008

Michigan Blue Cross makes bid for aid
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 4, 2008

Medicaid crisis hits Kentucky
Louisville Courier-Journal, December 3, 2008

Council delays Louisiana hospital decision
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 3, 2008
Business
HCA cuts payroll at headquarters
The Tennessean, December 4, 2008

Nashville General Hospital audited
The Tennessean, December 4, 2008

Walgreens leads field in retail clinics
Chicago Tribune, December 4, 2008

Las Vegas hospital, union tussle over workers
AP/KVIA News, December 3, 2008
Technology
U.S. study weighs lifetime risks from CT scans
AP/Yahoo News, December 4, 2008
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Commentary: CMS Gives PHRs a Vote of Confidence
Personal health records are gaining wider acceptance among even those who are typically slow to adopt new technologies. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
December 2, 2008

Audio: What's the New Medical Staff Model?
Richard Sheff, MD, chair of the Greeley Company, discusses how many hospital leaders are trying to reinvent a more effective medical staff model. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
December 3, 2008

Audio: Device Dysfunctionality
John Bardis, chairman, president and CEO of MedAssets, discusses a variety of issues facing healthcare. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 1, 2008

Magazine: An Executive Seat at the Compliance Table
C-suite involvement in a North Dakota system's compliance group meetings leads to both a cultural shift and a smoother Joint Commission survey process. HealthLeaders Magazine
November 2008





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