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Three Southern California hospitals accused of fraud
Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2008
Mistakes to cost Illinois hospitals
Chicago Tribune, August 7, 2008
Average ER waiting time nears one hour, CDC says
AP/Yahoo News, August 6, 2008
Prince George's County, Maryland yet to deliver hospital funds
Washington Post, August 7, 2008
Florida-based hospital district auditor files whistle-blower suit
Miami Herald, August 7, 2008

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Today's Sections

Legal
Three Southern California hospitals accused of fraud
Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2008

Florida-based hospital district auditor files whistle-blower suit
Miami Herald, August 7, 2008

Ohio executives sentenced for $1.9 billion fraud
AP/Yahoo News, August 7, 2008

Pennsylvania hospital claims UPMC denying care to children
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, August 6, 2008
Health Plans
Mistakes to cost Illinois hospitals
Chicago Tribune, August 7, 2008

Plan reduces health costs for large employers in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, August 6, 2008
Trends
Average ER waiting time nears one hour, CDC says
AP/Yahoo News, August 6, 2008

Detroit leads in risky births
Detroit Free Press, August 7, 2008

Chronic health issues cost Kentucky
Louisville Courier-Journal, August 6, 2008
State/Local Government
Prince George's County, Maryland yet to deliver hospital funds
Washington Post, August 7, 2008

Illinois governor rewriting bill to improve healthcare access
AP/Chicago Tribune, August 7, 2008

Anaheim (CA) General Hospital hit with dozens of citations over staffing, care
Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2008
Finance
University of Chicago Medical Center preps for addition
Chicago Tribune, August 7, 2008

California Healthcare Foundation kicks in $10 million to clinic loan fund
East Bay Business Times, August 7, 2008
Physicians
Florida International University medical school flooded with aspirants
Miami Herald, August 7, 2008

Commentary: Threats, Overstatements, and Uncertainty
The newest report on medical tourism predicts "explosive growth" for U.S. outbound medical travel, with Americans paying more than $2 billion to global providers this year and doubling their spending next year. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
August 5, 2008

Commentary: Getting Paid to e-Prescribe
Just about everybody involved in healthcare has been touting the benefits of e-prescribing. Now some of the proponents are putting money where their mouths are by offering incentives to physicians who make the switch. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
August 5, 2008

Contributed Feature: Funnel Vision: Do Health Leaders Have Delivery-Model Myopia?
Given the nature of today's shifting healthcare landscape, healthcare leaders may have defined their operating model too narrowly, says contributor Preston Gee. Preston Gee, for HealthLeaders Media
August 6, 2008

Audio: Certifying Need
Deborah Kolb-Collier, a senior principal in the strategy and planning practice at the Noblis Center for Health Innovation, discusses certificate-of-need laws and what they mean to competition in healthcare. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
August 4, 2008





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