HHS turns loose $268M in DSH funding; Health spending exceeds U.S. economic growth since 1970;

> HHS has announced that it's turning loose an additional $268 million in stimulus funding to disproportionate share hospitals throughout the U.S. Article

> Yikes. New research has concluded that annual growth in national health spending has exceeded the growth of the economy as a whole by an average 2.4 percent from 1970 to 2007. Article

> New data from Health Affairs has concluded that circulatory system-related conditions were the highest-cost category of 32 conditions studied, based on data from 1996 to 2005. Article

> A California health system is rethinking its revenue cycle management process, in part by deploying solutions from HIT vendor QuadraMed. FierceHealthIT

And Finally... Medical identity theft takes on a new, uh, face. Article

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