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Top doctor at University of Chicago Medical Center steps down amid talk of massive layoffs
Chicago Tribune, February 9, 2009
RAC Protest Resolved: CMS to Continue RAC Program Implementation
Andrea Kraynak, CPC-A, February 9, 2009
Deaths lead to scrutiny of two Massachusetts heart units
Boston Globe, February 9, 2009
CEO of Nashville-based Saint Thomas Health Services resigns
The Tennessean, February 9, 2009
UnitedHealth and IBM test healthcare plan
New York Times, February 9, 2009

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Today's Sections

Hospital News
Deaths lead to scrutiny of two Massachusetts heart units
Boston Globe, February 9, 2009

CEO of Nashville-based Saint Thomas Health Services resigns
The Tennessean, February 9, 2009

Brevard County, FL, hospital system offers gas cards to find out what rivals are charging
Orlando Sentinel, February 9, 2009

Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center closes rooftop helipad due to exhaust
Los Angeles Times, February 9, 2009

Grady awaits tests in disease probe
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 9, 2009
Business
Top doctor at University of Chicago Medical Center steps down amid talk of massive layoffs
Chicago Tribune, February 9, 2009

Budget drops Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh funding
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 9, 2009

Cambridge (MA) Health Alliance shutters some clinics, plans to cut 300 jobs
Boston Globe, February 9, 2009
Health Plans
UnitedHealth and IBM test healthcare plan
New York Times, February 9, 2009

Report finds jobless can't afford insurance
The Tennessean, February 9, 2009
Federal Government
RAC Protest Resolved: CMS to Continue RAC Program Implementation
Andrea Kraynak, CPC-A, February 9, 2009

Official: Sebelius a top candidate for HHS
AP/Yahoo News, February 9, 2009

Stimulus would boost digitizing health records
San Francisco Chronicle, February 9, 2009

Grassley would add hospital scrutiny to stimulus bill
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, February 9, 2009
State/Local Government
Louisiana hospital empty as debate rages over funds
USA Today, February 9, 2009

Is another hospital hopeless in Loudoun County, VA?
Washington Post, February 9, 2009
Global Healthcare News
U.S. surgeon faces manslaughter, negligence charges in Australia
AP/Yahoo News, February 9, 2009
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Commentary: Thanks, Doc, And By The Way—Who Are You?
The vast majority of patients in a new study couldn't name a single physician on their hospital care team. Such findings sometimes can be symptoms of deeper communication problems. Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Media
February 5, 2009

New! Lead Time Blog: How is This Supposed to Stimulate the Economy?
Senator Chuck Grassley has introduced an amendment to the federal stimulus bill currently making its way through Congress that would require the Secretary of Treasury to conduct a "study" of the differences between for-profit and nonprofit hospitals. This is one of the reasons public support for the stimulus package is dropping, says HealthLeaders Media Managing Editor Elyas Bakhtiari. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
February 6, 2009

New! MarketShare Blog: Customer-Based Marketing Strategies: Five Lessons
HealthLeaders Media Editor Marianne Aiello comments on her experiences at the Customer-Based Marketing Strategies conference in Las Vegas. Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media
February 5, 2009

Contributed Feature: Evaluation of a Federal Healthcare Proposal
Federal agencies field proposals daily from organizations looking to provide them with healthcare services. Each must include a set of stated evaluation factors and/or subfactors. Scott Honiberg, president of Potomac Health Associates, Inc. and Jeff Weinstein, the company's counsel, say it's critical to address these as thoroughly as possible to ultimately outshine the competition. Scott Honiberg and Jeff Weinstein, for HealthLeaders Media
February 2, 2009





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