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Minneapolis-St. Paul health groups cut 613 jobs
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 9, 2008
Uninsured put a strain on hospitals
New York Times, December 9, 2008
Jefferson Parish hospitals hurting, study says
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 8, 2008
Michigan hospitals also feel fiscal pain
Detroit Free Press, December 8, 2008
Hospitals face a new epidemic: Bedsores
New York Times, December 9, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Minneapolis-St. Paul health groups cut 613 jobs
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 9, 2008

Uninsured put a strain on hospitals
New York Times, December 9, 2008

Indianapolis-based Clarian Health plans to trim jobs
Indianapolis Star, December 8, 2008

Maywood, IL-based Loyola Medical Center to cut 200 non-clinical jobs
Chicago Tribune, December 9, 2008

Boston-based Caritas: Ascension Health committed to deal
Boston Globe, December 9, 2008
Hospital News
Jefferson Parish hospitals hurting, study says
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 8, 2008

Michigan hospitals also feel fiscal pain
Detroit Free Press, December 8, 2008

Hospitals face a new epidemic: Bedsores
New York Times, December 9, 2008
Health Plans
Connecticut activists prepare healthcare reform proposal
Hartford Courant, December 9, 2008
Physicians
The doctor is out
Washington Post, December 9, 2008
State/Local Government
Ohio nurses want ability to prescribe more drugs
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 8, 2008

Former AL Gov. Don Siegelman and Richard Scrushy's appeal nears
Birmingham News, December 8, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Spike in deliveries strains maternity hospital in Haiti
Miami Herald, December 9, 2008

UK health service wants no products of child labor
AP/Yahoo News, December 9, 2008

Health groups: Unknown thousands dying in Zimbabwe
AP/Yahoo News, December 9, 2008
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We are all familiar with the financial success of the three-year Recovery Audit Contractor Demonstration Project, which yielded nearly a billion dollars in improper overpayments collected from providers. Providers have appealed only 19.6% of the initial RAC determinations, and of these a mere 6.8% have been overturned. But hospitals with the foresight to prepare for the permanent RAC program by learning from the demonstration projects will be on their way to reducing financial exposure to RAC record reviews and increasing the probability of overturning RAC denials, says contributor Glenn Krauss. Glenn Krauss, for HealthLeaders Media
December 8, 2008

Audio: What's the New Medical Staff Model?
Richard Sheff, MD, chair of the Greeley Company, discusses how many hospital leaders are trying to reinvent a more effective medical staff model. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
December 3, 2008

Magazine: Is Your Data Safe? Are You Sure?
As technology grows more mobile and security breaches become more common, healthcare organizations face a complex challenge in keeping patient records secure. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Magazine
November 2008

Contributed Feature: Are You Ready for Healthcare Reform?
Healthcare reform will likely be one of the top priorities President-elect Barack Obama and his administration tackles in the next couple of years. HealthLeaders Media contributor David Osborn discusses how U.S. hospitals can prepare for the next administration's healthcare reform policies. David Osborn, PhD, for HealthLeaders Media
December 5, 2008





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