Healthcare jobs climb slightly; Medical practice revenue drops in '08;

> Reports from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest that healthcare employment increased just less than 1 percent in September, putting the overall level at 57,700 more jobs than one year ago. Article

> Last year was a tough one for medical practices, with revenues falling for the first time in several years, according to new research by the Medical Group Management Association. Press release

> New research from Harvard Medical School suggests that individuals who had breaks in health insurance between the ages of 51 and 64 cost Medicare more than those who had continuous coverage before becoming eligible for the federal program. Article

> Facility fees may be helping hospitals recover financially, but they continue to surprise consumers, few of whom seem prepared to get the sometimes large bills resulting from such fee structures. FierceHealthcare

And Finally... I've heard of throwing the book at criminals, but throwing the dog at cops is a new one. Article