ALSO NOTED: HIT legislation planned; Jury rules against Kaiser in retaliation case; and much more...

> The New York Times looks at the case of Bernard Vogel, a real estate mortgage broker from Northern New Jersey who is said to have played a secret role in shareholder class action specialist Milberg Weiss' effort to pursue a case against Oxford Health plans. Article

> A jury has found that Kaiser Permanente retaliated against one of its emergency room physicians after he raised concerns Kaiser's Bellflower Medical Center. Another lawsuit is pending and the physician has since been transferred, then fired. Article

> The Heart Rhythm Society says proposed Medicare reimbursement cuts could hurt the quality of care its members provide. Article

> Congressional lawmakers plan to introduce three new bills in the near future that will address health IT themes. Article

> The problems at Kaiser's transplant program could spur more oversight. Article

And Finally... A hospital in Washington state has won a $4 million verdict against two physicians who wrote glowing recommendations for a colleague without disclosing his drug problem. Article