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Fairview job cuts are latest for Minneapolis-area healthcare
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 7, 2008
Split verdict in Providence hospital corruption case
Providence Journal, October 7, 2008
Healthcare provides shot in the arm to Florida counties
Orlando Sentinel, October 6, 2008
Cuyahoga County (OH) workers offered a cost-cutting deal at MetroHealth System
Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 6, 2008
CMS announces permanent RAC contractors
Dominic Nicastro, for The RAC Report, October 6, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Fairview job cuts are latest for Minneapolis-area healthcare
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 7, 2008

Healthcare provides shot in the arm to Florida counties
Orlando Sentinel, October 6, 2008

Cuyahoga County (OH) workers offered a cost-cutting deal at MetroHealth System
Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 6, 2008

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin design not kid stuff
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, October 7, 2008

Ground broken on new hospital in Plainsboro, NJ
Newark Star-Ledger, October 6, 2008
Legal
Split verdict in Providence hospital corruption case
Providence Journal, October 7, 2008

Florida hospital blamed in newborn's near-drowning
St. Petersburg Times, October 7, 2008

Long wait in Dallas hospital ER may have cost ex-restaurateur his life
Dallas Morning News, October 6, 2008
Federal Government
CMS announces permanent RAC contractors
Dominic Nicastro, for The RAC Report, October 6, 2008

Medicare expands its crackdown on fraud
USA Today, October 7, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Phoenix facility signs agreement with Vietnamese hospital
Phoenix Business Journal, October 7, 2008
Election 2008
Business cool toward McCain's health coverage plan
New York Times, October 7, 2008
Technology
More Milwaukee health systems moving to electronic health records
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, October 7, 2008
Trends
Health takes a hit as economy creates more stress
USA Today, October 7, 2008

Doctors more likely to tell patients about obvious errors
Wall Street Journal (Blog), October 7, 2008
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Commentary: When Leadership Is Lonely and Uncomfortable
One thing that people—both Republicans and Democrats—seemed to agree on this week was that legislators displayed a profound lack of leadership. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
October 3, 2008

Audio: Controversy Over RAC
With the controversial Recovery Audit Contractor program going nationwide by 2010, many hospitals are concerned about the high number of overpayments collected from providers. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
September 29, 2008

Contributed Feature: Will Primary Care Be Re-Empowered by an Ailing Economy?
Contributors Richard Reece, MD, and Brian Klepper, PhD, offer examples of how businesses, rather than government agencies, are leading the way in healthcare reform. The current financial crisis, they argue, might push reform forward even faster, but only after causing further damage to healthcare markets. Richard Reece, MD, and Brian Klepper, PhD, for HealthLeaders Media
September 25, 2008

Contributed Feature: Margins Squeezed? Here's Where to Find Operational Efficiencies
The current economic downturn has caught many businesses, including healthcare organizations, in an unanticipated margin squeeze. The impact is being felt from the declining value of investment portfolios, reduced access to capital, increasing supply costs, and a rising proportion of uninsured patients. So what can your organization do to ensure that it is generating the margin necessary to fund future operations and investments? A margin improvement audit may be the solution. Robert D. Betka Jr. and Myra J. Mengwasser, for HealthLeaders Media
October 6, 2008





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