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In the News – 08/20/2010

Medical-marijuana roundtable sparks drug debate – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 08/20/2010
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Fitwits get healthy playing game in Wilkinsburg – Pittsburgh Tribune Review – 08/19/2010
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Billing change by UPMC to cost $120 million, says Highmark – Pittsburgh Tribune Review – 08/19/2010
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Missouri voters reject federal insurance mandate – AMNews – 08/19/2010
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MedExpress opens Johnstown clinic – Pittsburgh Business Times – 08/19/2010
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Dear Doctor: Injections an option for back pain – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 08/18/2010
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Despite risks, UPMC to continue live-donor liver transplants – Pittsburgh Tribune Review – 08/18/2010
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Ferlo takes aim at nonprofit outsourcing – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 08/18/2010
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Low mark: A successful nonprofit should keep its jobs at home – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 08/18/2010
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Pennsylvania health premiums will receive closer look – Pittsburgh Tribune Review – 08/17/2010
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State lawmakers do not feel our pain – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 08/17/2010
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Medicare trustees’ upbeat outlook relies on big pay cuts for doctors – AMNews – 08/16/2010
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Medical liability: By late career, 61% of doctors have been sued – AMNews – 08/16/2010
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UK primary care physicians to gain greater control under NHS reforms – AMNews – 08/16/2010
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Highmark employees consider buyout package – Pittsburgh Business Times – 08/16/2010
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Newsmaker: Garry P. Condon – Pittsburgh Tribune Review – 08/16/2010
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Highmark sending work to India, seeking buyouts – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 08/14/2010
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Suburban General agrees to ER closing – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 08/13/2010
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Pennsylvania’s Medicaid hospital reimbursement formula faces some criticism – Pittsburgh Business Times – 08/13/2010
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Senate will vote on repealing health reform’s 1099 requirement

– Pittsburgh Business Times – 08/13/2010
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The Highmark/Keystone rate hikes are just excessive – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 08/13/2010
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Highmark preparing for reimbursement change – Pittsburgh Business Times – 08/13/2010
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Brain surgery could treat diabetes – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 08/13/2010
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Bellevue to have urgent care site – Pittsburgh Tribune Review – 08/13/2010
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Lawmakers in most states have little control over healthcare premiums – LATimes – 08/12/2010
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ER, in-patient facilities at AGH Suburban closing tomorrow – Pittsburgh Tribune Review – 08/12/2010
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