ALSO NOTED: Highmark questions cardiac surgery reimbursement report; Indiana examines never events; and much more...

>  Health plan Highmark is vigorously questioning a recent report noting large differences in reimbursements for cardiac surgeries in the Pittsburgh area. Article

> A new state report has detailed 85 instances of "never events" and hospital-acquired conditions in Indiana during 2006. Article

> The University of Pennsylvania's hospital has begun offering deluxe patient rooms in its Pavilion section--and charging hundreds more for the privilege. Article

> A new Baylor Health Care System program is helping nurses develop expertise in caring for patients with special needs, including expectant mothers with cardiac programs or neonatal infants with weight loss. Article

And Finally... Can ADD be treated effectively without medications?  Some experts think so. Article