Mega-Medicare payments; Multiple paths to meaningful use;

> While most doctors aren't getting rich off Medicare payments, a few are, FierceHealthcare reports. One of the best-paid family-medicine physicians in the Medicare system pulled in more than $2 million in 2008 from Medicare. Article

> According to national health IT coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal, there may be multiple paths to becoming a meaningful user of an electronic health record, FierceHealthIT reports. Article

> Can you legally refuse to hire smokers? Article (reg. required)

> Shortage of psychiatrists leaves PCPs managing mental-health issues. Article

> Physician argues that technology destroys docs' relationships with patients. Article

And Finally... A not-so-sobering sacrifice for the environment. Article