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Nonprofit hospitals targeted on leader pay
Boston Globe, March 4, 2009
Prosecutors plan crackdown on doctors who accept kickbacks
New York Times, March 4, 2009
Baylor Health Care System to request aid from Texas stimulus for two projects
Dallas Morning News, March 4, 2009
Framingham, MA, medical center will expand services with affiliation
Boston Globe, March 4, 2009
Docs seek agreement to stop patients' reviews
AP/Yahoo News, March 4, 2009

Spotlight: Time to Move Beyond The Stimulus Hype And Get to Work By allotting nearly $20 billion for health information technology, President Obama has set in motion a fundamental change to our entire healthcare system that many experts agree has been a long time coming. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Nonprofit hospitals targeted on leader pay
Boston Globe, March 4, 2009

Baucus promises healthcare action
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 4, 2009

Obama's plans for sharp cuts send health insurers reeling
The Tennessean, March 4, 2009
Physicians
Prosecutors plan crackdown on doctors who accept kickbacks
New York Times, March 4, 2009

Docs seek agreement to stop patients' reviews
AP/Yahoo News, March 4, 2009

University of Minnesota medical school pares rules on conflicts of interest
Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 4, 2009

Finding a way to ask doctors tough questions
Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2009

Antibiotic-resistant infections among children on the rise
CNN.com, March 3, 2009
Business
Baylor Health Care System to request aid from Texas stimulus for two projects
Dallas Morning News, March 4, 2009

Framingham, MA, medical center will expand services with affiliation
Boston Globe, March 4, 2009

West Penn Allegheny Health System losses hit $5.6 million
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 3, 2009

Kansas City-area hospital staffs feeling the pain of recession
Kansas City Star, March 3, 2009
State/Local Government
Florida nurses fight for prescription authority
AP/Miami Herald, March 4, 2009

Oklahoma House passes healthcare bill
AP/USA Today, March 4, 2009
Hospital News
Ten California hospitals fined for patient risks
San Francisco Chronicle, March 4, 2009

Report: Healthcare disparities shortchange Seattle minorities, poor
Seattle Times, March 4, 2009

UPMC: Claims not true in lawsuit over death
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 3, 2009

Temporary outside director named for Towson, MD-based St. Joseph
Baltimore Sun, March 3, 2009

HIMSS 2009: HIMSS Analytics: Less Than 1% of U.S. Hospitals at Stage 6 EMR Adoption
At a time when the new administration is striving to digitize the entire nation's hospitals, a new analysis from HIMSS Analytics estimates only 0.5% of hospitals have reached the organization's Stage 6 level of adoption. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
March 4, 2009

Live From AMGA: Making the Case for Change
I've written several times in the last year or so about market trends that are forcing more groups to consider merging in order to grow or stay afloat in their market, which was why I decided to check out an AMGA panel discussion about how three medical groups merged without a "burning platform" for change. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
March 4, 2009

Lead Time Blog: Community Hospitals and Stimulus IT
The real impact of the IT funds available under the Stimulus Package will be felt at the community hospital level: those hospitals that for a variety of reasons are not as far along in clinical documentation as they want to be, says HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
March 3, 2009

News: Complete Economic Stimulus Coverage
President Barack Obama has signed a $787 billion stimulus bill into law, and expanding healthcare coverage is clearly one of the plan's largest priorities: Approximately $150 billion is dedicated to healthcare expenditures. The Medicaid supplemental funding and $19 billion earmarked to pay up to 65% of COBRA premiums for laid-off workers are the top two biggest expenditures and comprise more than two-thirds of targeted healthcare spending, for example. Here you will find a comprehensive list of news and analysis about this historic event. HealthLeaders Media
February 2009





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