ALSO NOTED: FL hospital sues to lower assessment (and tax bill); Health plans crack down on imaging; and much more...

> A St. Petersburg, FL-based hospital is suing county and state officials over the new assessment of its value, which leaves the hospital with a $400,000-odd tax bill. Article

>  Health plans are cracking down on reimbursement for advanced imaging services like CT and PET scans, concerned about double-digit increases in their costs. Article

> Wholesale hospital prices jumped 0.9 percent in January, while physician office prices dropped. Article (reg. req.)

> Need an influx of grant money? Maybe you can snare an award from the new Microsoft HealthVault BeWellFund. Article

And Finally...  Worried about the future?  Don't be--it's bad for business. Article