AMA to discuss Medicare payment reform; Comparative effectiveness by any other name?;

> When the American Medical Association meets in Chicago, what will they talk about? One big theme will be Medicare physician payment reform. Article

> Not happy with comparative effectiveness research? Why not call it "Fred" and avoid the anxieties all around? That's what Senate Finance chair Max Baucus suggests. Article

> Miami, Medicare fraud capital of the U.S., keeps earning its reputation. Four area residents have just been sentenced for their role in a $10 million Medicare scheme involving HIV infusion clinics. Article

> A snippet of news from the credit front: Louisville, KY-based Baptist Healthcare System has been granted a credit rating of "aa-minus" by A.M. Best Co. Article

And Finally... If you're going to drive drunk, mister, why not do it someplace else? Some people... Article