ALSO NOTED: Bill would create federal registry of pharma gifts to physicians; Hospitals protest PA health plan merger; and much

> Congress may soon be considering a bill which would create a public registry of pharmaceutical industry gifts to physicians. Article

> Pennsylvania hospitals are challenging the merger planned between Independence Blue Cross and Highmark, arguing that once they merge, the two will have the power to unilaterally cut rates. Article

> MVP Health Care will probably be the next health plan to sign on to the New York Attorney General's guidelines for creating physician ranking programs. Article

> Just how accurate are physicians' clinical notes? If a recent conversation on medical site Sermo.com is any indication, not as accurate as we'd like. Article

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