Moody's upgrades Tenet credit rating; Bill would set standards for Medicare imaging techs;

> Moody's Investors Service has upgraded Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s credit rating from stable to positive, certainly worth noting in an era when hospitals continue to struggle with recessionary pressures. Press release

> An imaging trade group is backing a new bill introduced in Congress that would set certifications standards within the Medicare program for personnel delivering medical imaging exams and radiation therapy. Press release

> A Senate panel has rejected a proposal requiring pharmaceutical companies to give larger discounts to Medicare for beneficiaries with low incomes. That would have boosted pharma's contribution to reform from $80 billion to $100 billion. Article

> Anthem Blue Cross has been ordered to repay $5,700, plus interest, for allegedly overcharging a member safety-net medical insurance. Article

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