ALSO NOTED: Medicare changing hospital reimbursement; Bill would speed up Part D reimbursement; and much more...

> Brace yourself: it looks like Medicare is about to change the way it pays hospitals. Blog

>  On another Medicare note, senators are continuing to consider a bill requiring prompt payment of Medicare Part D claims. Go Baucus and Grassley!  Article

> The center of Massachusetts health plan is that everyone in the state gets health insurance. The problem is, the state can't cope with the volume of applications for the subsidized programs. Article

> It's almost a given that rural hospitals struggle. But one Pennsylvania health system seems to be defying the conventional wisdom. Article

And Finally...  For better or worse, it seems the days of Studio 54-style partying are long gone. Press release