Don Berwick reports more waste; Dallas hospital now compliant;

> The owner of Occupational Health Partners and Rehab Health Partners last month filed suit against Bartow (Fla.) Regional Medical Center and its parent company Health Management Associates. Bartow Regional said it wants to move the case to federal court, reports The Ledger. Article

> Prince George's County (Md.) Executive Jack B. Johnson is accused of using his position in return for personal benefits, reports The Washington Post. Federal agents intercepted calls between Johnson with county officials and an unnamed hospital official. Article

> The reopening of Pascack Valley Hospital in N.J., supported by Hackensack University Medical Center, is subject to debate. Supporters say the hospital will provide more beds, but other area hospitals argue that existing facilities meet need, reports The Star-Ledger. Article

> Former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick in a New York Times article claims that there is still waste in the health system. He said, "much is done that does not help patients at all, and many physicians know it." Article

> Despite previous incidences of deficient care, CMS found Methodist Dallas Medical Center in compliance with Medicare's Conditions of Participation, reports The Dallas Morning News. Article (sub. req.)

> And Finally... It doesn't pay to be impatient. Article