California P4P winners announced; News ignores medication funding sources;

> Last year's pay-for-performance award winners were announced in California this week. Seven major insurance companies will decide on 2008 incentive payments based on the results. Article

> Study finds that 42 percent of news about medication studies ignores the funding sources. Despite the fact that the source of the study's funding is important, only 3 percent of media sources interviewed have policies regarding disclosure of this information. Article

> Healthcare premiums in Michigan rose 17 times faster than incomes even though coverage was cut and co-payments and deductibles were raised. Article

> CMS has announced that they will publish the edits used to determine when Medicare and Medicaid claims may be invalid. Article

And Finally... Well, at least he knew better than to try to drive to the courthouse. Article

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