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In health debate, Clinton remains vague on penalties
New York Times, February 4, 2008
Massachusetts’ subsidized insurance cost to double
Boston Globe, February 4, 2008
Healthcare collections cause swelling of bills
Dallas Morning News, February 4, 2008
Neurosurgeons scarce in Florida due to legal climate
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 4, 2008
U.S. flu outbreak plan criticized
Washington Post, February 4, 2008

Spotlight: Claiming Their Due Many providers struggle to bill for services amid a maze of contractual allowances, but sophisticated software is helping some hospitals and physician groups better manage the time value of money. Read More

Today's Sections

Election 2008
In health debate, Clinton remains vague on penalties
New York Times, February 4, 2008
Business
Healthcare collections cause swelling of bills
Dallas Morning News, February 4, 2008

Good news for makers of stents
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 4, 2008

Florida hospital buying struggling facility
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 4, 2008

St. Louis Children's Hospital passes campaign goal, raises $130 million
St. Louis Business Journal, February 1, 2008

Deal for Orlando hospital now goes to state agency for approval
Orlando Sentinel, February 4, 2008
Hospital News
U.S. flu outbreak plan criticized
Washington Post, February 4, 2008

Flu shots urged for children already in hospital
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 4, 2008

Approval process for new hospitals should change, Florida governor says
Orlando Sentinel, February 4, 2008

Pennsylvania hospital receives state OK
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 4, 2008

Plan to solve Florida ER crisis reaches impasse
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 4, 2008
Health Plans
Massachusetts’ subsidized insurance cost to double
Boston Globe, February 4, 2008
Technology
Online house calls click with doctors
Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2008

Surgery pushed memory’s buttons by accident
Boston Globe, February 4, 2008
Physicians
Physicians develop new techniques and equipment to keep up with athletes
Boston Globe, February 4, 2008

Neurosurgeons scarce in Florida due to legal climate
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 4, 2008
Federal Government
FDA finds increase in suicide symptoms for patients using seizure medications
New York Times, February 4, 2008

Commentary: The KISS Principle
When Donald Trump unveiled "Celebrity Apprentice", a star-studded twist on his popular television reality series, my skeptical side said, "Great, yet another show where virtually unknown D-listers try desperately for a shot at real fame." Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
February 1, 2008

Video: Claims Editing Help
Scouring claims can prevent battles with payers. Plus reports on Wal-Mart's health clinics, judging effectiveness of treatments, and more. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] January 31, 2008

Audio: Moving Beyond Predictive Modeling (Part II)
Jim Kerr, vice president of business development at CareGuide, talks about his company's One Care Street, which is a survey-based predictive model, and how the program is impacting health and costs. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
January 30, 2008

Magazine: Emergency Repairs
At one point in my career, I was a television critic hobnobbing in Hollywood with network actors, executives and producers. I remember back in 1994 I was at a reception for NBC's new fall shows at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles talking to Anthony Edwards, whom at that time I only knew as Gilbert in Revenge of the Nerds. He was promoting his new show, another medical drama titled simply ER. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders magazine
January 2008





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