ALSO NOTED: House mulls comparative effectiveness agency; NY health plans get more Medicare money; and much more...

> Federal lawmakers are continuing to debate whether Congress should create a new public-private organization which would conduct comparative healthcare effectiveness research. Article

> A new report by New York's hospital association concludes that the state's health plans are doing much better than hospitals under Medicare. Article

> A House committee has asked the HHS Office of the Inspector General to audit how the CDC manages its assets. It seems that the agency has lost track of at least $22 million worth of its property. Article

> A judge has outlined how the breakup of the troubled Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati will work. Article

And Finally... Being a lab rat can be profitable. Article