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U.S. curtailing bids to expand Medicaid rolls
New York Times, January 4, 2008
Court gives San Francisco health plan a boost
San Francisco Chronicle, January 4, 2008
Maryland to seek children eligible for insurance
Baltimore Sun, January 4, 2008
Atlanta hospital deal days away
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 4, 2008
California data-breach law now covers medical information
San Francisco Chronicle, January 4, 2008

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
U.S. curtailing bids to expand Medicaid rolls
New York Times, January 4, 2008
Legal
Court gives San Francisco health plan a boost
San Francisco Chronicle, January 4, 2008

Group sues FDA for stronger warnings
AP/Yahoo News, January 4, 2008

Plea bolsters kickback case against Massachusetts medical firm
Boston Globe, January 4, 2008
Health Plans
Maryland to seek children eligible for insurance
Baltimore Sun, January 4, 2008

New Blues chief sets broad agenda
Baltimore Sun, January 4, 2008

Connecticut health plan moves forward
Hartford Courant, January 4, 2008
Business
Atlanta hospital deal days away
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 4, 2008

Larger emergency rooms planned in two South Florida hospitals
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, January 3, 2008

Highway shutdowns could seriously back up hospitals in Missouri
St. Louis Suburban Journal, January 3, 2008

Shriners to build new hospital in St. Louis
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 3, 2008
Technology
California data-breach law now covers medical information
San Francisco Chronicle, January 4, 2008

Nurse's product battles germs
Cincinnati Enquirer, January 3, 2008
State/Local Government
Florida OKs Medicare supplement plan
Orlando Sentinel, January 4, 2008
Trends
COBRA expense affects safety net appeal
The Denver Post , January 3, 2008

California kids falling behind in health, education
San Jose Mercury News, January 3, 2008
Physicians
Almost half of doctors have prescribed placebos
HealthDay/Washington Post, January 4, 2008

Docs: Home care OK for kids' pneumonia
AP/Yahoo News, January 4, 2008

Study finds catheter infections stoppable
Detroit Free Press, January 3, 2008

Commentary: Looking Downstream
I wrote a column late last year called Looking Upstream, in which I shared some predictions about the healthcare industry. Now that 2007 is behind us, I thought it proper to look back at some of the issues PhysicianLeaders has covered. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
January 3, 2008

Magazine: From Foe to Friend
Do these employee complaints ring a bell? Here's what HR leaders can do to change negative perceptions of their department. Corey Christman, for HealthLeaders Media
December 2007

Audio: The Science of Sleep
Phil Pin, senior vice president for administration and CFO of ProHealth Physicians, Inc., discusses the financial decision-making process for adding a sleep apnea service line to his 200-physician primary care practice. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
December 20, 2007

Commentary: Retail Clinics--Friend or Foe of the Hospital?
In the first of a two-part series, contributor Mary Kate Scott discusses why hospitals should at least consider adding convenience care to their service offerings. Mary Kate Scott, for HealthLeaders Media
January 4, 2008





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