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Concerned about costs, Congress pushes curbs on doctor-owned hospitals
New York Times, June 9, 2008
FTC challenge blocks Virginia hospital chain's merger
Washington Post, June 9, 2008
New York Medicaid to deny payment for hospital errors
AP/Yahoo News, June 9, 2008
Clinton's exit deals setback to the push for healthcare mandates
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 9, 2008
Illinois hospital presses for its sale
Chicago Tribune, June 9, 2008

Spotlight: Dear CMS. . . Believe it or not, the first week of June is over, and time is running out to give your comments to CMS on its proposed 2009 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Concerned about costs, Congress pushes curbs on doctor-owned hospitals
New York Times, June 9, 2008

Bill would eliminate Medicare cut for doctors
AP/Yahoo News, June 9, 2008
Business
FTC challenge blocks Virginia hospital chain's merger
Washington Post, June 9, 2008

Illinois hospital presses for its sale
Chicago Tribune, June 9, 2008

University of Chicago OKs hospital pavilion plan
Chicago Tribune, June 9, 2008

Texas facility plans $13 million breast-cancer center
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 6, 2008

Fort Worth, TX, hospital no longer diverting trauma cases
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 6, 2008

Nurses demand increase in staffing at Independence, MO, medical center
Kansas City Star, June 6, 2008

All-in-one-spot North Carolina health provider poised to grow
Raleigh News & Observer, June 6, 2008
State/Local Government
New York Medicaid to deny payment for hospital errors
AP/Yahoo News, June 9, 2008

Pressure builds over Georgia's $58 million trauma funding
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 9, 2008
Election 2008
Clinton's exit deals setback to the push for healthcare mandates
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 9, 2008
Technology
Kaiser backs Microsoft's patient-data plan
New York Times, June 9, 2008

A second opinion, available from afar
Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 9, 2008

RFID technology helps hospitals keep track of medical devices
Boston Globe, June 9, 2008

Web site will help the uninsured in North Carolina find resources
Raleigh News & Observer, June 6, 2008
Trends
Health decisions with an eye to the bottom line
Los Angeles Times, June 9, 2008

Kids lose big in Florida system
Miami Herald, June 9, 2008

The cost of hospital care is difficult to pin down
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 9, 2008
Health Plans
What can happen if Blues compete
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 9, 2008

Audio: Going Green in St. Louis
Sister Mary Jean Ryan, president and CEO of SSM Healthcare in St. Louis, talks about the system's decision to stop offering bottled water at its 20 facilities. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
June 6, 2008

Commentary: Subspecialization During a Shortage
The trend toward subspecialization has benefited the healthcare industry as a whole in many ways. But has specialization in medicine gone too far? Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
June 5, 2008

Contributed Feature: When Having the Strategic Plan Is Not Enough: Facilitating an Effective Process
Contributors from the Noblis Center for Health Innovation discuss the four key components to successful strategic planning. Cathy Clark and Anita Iyenger, for HealthLeaders Media
June 6, 2008

Magazine: Are JVs Losing Some Luster?
As physicians grow more comfortable with hospital employment, demands for joint ventures may be dwindling. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
May 2008





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