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Suit filed to block Medi-Cal rate cuts
San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 2008
ERs are busy, but fewer patients are uninsured
New York Times, May 6, 2008
Provider, doctors may pull out of Washington, DC, program
Washington Post, May 6, 2008
Democrats warn about hospital capacity
Washington Post, May 6, 2008
Sacramento-area hospitals bulking up
Sacramento Bee, May 5, 2008

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Today's Sections

Legal
Suit filed to block Medi-Cal rate cuts
San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 2008

Wife dies but new hospital bills keep coming
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 6, 2008
Trends
ERs are busy, but fewer patients are uninsured
New York Times, May 6, 2008

Medical tourism is still small
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 6, 2008

Health disparities grant to help older blacks in rural Alabama
Birmingham News, May 6, 2008
Health Plans
Provider, doctors may pull out of Washington, DC, program
Washington Post, May 6, 2008
Federal Government
Democrats warn about hospital capacity
Washington Post, May 6, 2008

Federal health plan for children still leaves needs unmet
HealthDay/Washington Post, May 6, 2008
Business
Sacramento-area hospitals bulking up
Sacramento Bee, May 5, 2008

Atlanta hospital faces funding issues
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 6, 2008

Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council study points to economic contributions
Dallas Morning News, May 6, 2008

Kaiser sees 64% drop in net income
East Bay Business Times, May 6, 2008

HCA executive answers questions on plans for new Virginia hospital
Washington Post, May 5, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Ten million children worldwide die from lack of healthcare
AP/Yahoo News, May 6, 2008
Technology
New technology at Washington, PA, facility puts staff in touch instantly
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 5, 2008

Commentary: Listen Up
I read a statistic that said humans speak at a rate of about 150 words per minute but can understand up to 3,000. If that's true, why does it so often seem that people only hear half of what we say? Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
May 2, 2008

Magazine: Pediatric ERs on the Road
A growing number of both children’s and community hospitals are discovering that ER partnerships can benefit both organizations. Lola Butcher, for HealthLeaders Magazine
April 2008

Audio: Branding: The New Old Strategy
Author and consultant Chris Bevolo talks about why the time is right for branding and answers the trickiest question of all: Is it possible to prove ROI on a branding campaign? Bevolo will be a featured speaker in the upcoming HealthLeaders Media Webcast Healthcare branding: Advanced strategies to overcome common challenges. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
April 28, 2008

Contributed Feature: Red Flags for Fraud
The American College of Healthcare Executives Code of Ethics states that the healthcare executive shall, within the scope of his or her authority, "prevent fraud and abuse and aggressive accounting practices that may result in disputable financial reports." But how can an executive even hope to detect this growing phenomenon, much less prevent it? HealthLeaders Media contributor Richard Gray outlines potential red flags that could indicate fraud and that may protect your organization from an expensive problem. Richard Gray, for HealthLeaders Media
May 5, 2008





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