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Doctor-lawyer project in Pennsylvania tackles malpractice
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 4, 2008
Ban on gifts to doctors sought in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, March 4, 2008
States: Medicaid changes costly
AP/Yahoo News, March 4, 2008
Oregon conducts health insurance lottery
AP/Yahoo News, March 4, 2008
Hospital bonds are latest credit casualty in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 3, 2008

Spotlight: This is Gonna Cost You Got any auction-rate securities in your hospital's debt portfolio? If you do, you're probably not getting a whole lot of sleep these days. Read More

Today's Sections

Legal
Doctor-lawyer project in Pennsylvania tackles malpractice
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 4, 2008

Los Angeles city attorney asks Blue Cross to substantiate news release claims
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, March 4, 2008
Physicians
Ban on gifts to doctors sought in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, March 4, 2008
Federal Government
States: Medicaid changes costly
AP/Yahoo News, March 4, 2008

CDC warns of safety problems at clinics
AP/Yahoo News, March 4, 2008
State/Local Government
Oregon conducts health insurance lottery
AP/Yahoo News, March 4, 2008

Iowa Lt. Governor releases nursing task force recommendations
AP/Chicago Tribune, March 4, 2008

Maryland doctors, lawmakers argue over what to do about MRSA
Baltimore Sun, March 3, 2008

New Jersey hospital leader criticizes governor's budget as 'divisive'
Newark Star-Ledger, March 3, 2008
Business
Hospital bonds are latest credit casualty in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 3, 2008

Health groups expand as Mecklenburg County, NC, grows
Charlotte Observer, March 4, 2008

Greater Cincinnati hospital workers to vote on unionizing
Cincinnati Enquirer, March 4, 2008

New Jersey hospital's refinancing costs plenty
Newark Star-Ledger, March 3, 2008

Doctor-owned hospital plans to serve fast-growing southwest Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 3, 2008
Trends
Oregon hospitals: No charge for mistakes
Portland Business Journal, March 4, 2008
Marketing
Boston's Tufts Medical changes name, strengthens university ties
Boston Globe, March 4, 2008
Technology
Technology helps patients recover after intensive care
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 3, 2008

Milwaukee County database to fight painkiller abuse
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 3, 2008

Video: Look Within
Developing your own leaders to ensure smooth succession. Plus, a look at healthcare spending trends. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
February 28, 2008

Magazine: Love Thy Vendor?
Providers and IT suppliers don't get along, right? You can build a partnership of trust with your vendor--and actually get what you pay for. Here's how. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 2008

Audio: Across-the-Board Transparency
Michael Freed, chief financial officer for Spectrum Health, talks about the strategy behind Spectrum's initiative to list what the hospital is paid by a variety of payers for healthcare services. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
February 29, 2008

Contributed Feature: ED Revenue Cycle Management
Emergency department revenue cycle management has never been more critical than in 2008. The skills of physicians, nurses, case managers, HIM, chargemaster staff members, and compliance staff members come into play for optimal revenue cycle management in the ED. William Malm, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
March 3, 2008





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