ALSO NOTED: CMS "secret shoppers" attend Medicare health plan pitches; CA health plans adding interpreters; and much more...

> CMS "secret shoppers" have begun attending insurance agents' sales pitches for Medicare managed care plans to see how they work. Article

> California insurers are working to comply with new state rules requiring them to provide interpreters and translations of documents to beneficiaries who aren't fluent in English. Article

> A new bill which would create incentives for health information exchange has gotten stalled in the Senate. FierceHealthIT

> HHS head Mike Leavitt is arguing that not only Medicare, but also private payers, should force physicians to use e-prescribing technology. FierceHealthIT

And Finally...  This doctor's seeing double--and I don't mean that he needs eye surgery. Article