Blue Cross Blue Shield Association sues Zoom+ over logo; Express Scripts will cover two pricey cholesterol drugs;

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> For struggling HealthPlus of Michigan, the decision to merge with larger insurer Health Alliance Plan was one of pure financial necessity, the Detroit Free Press reports. A HealthPlus spokeswoman also tells the newspaper that the insurer's financial troubles were worsened by the fact that many new entrants to the individual market were more costly to cover than anticipated. Article

> Express Scripts, the country's largest pharmacy benefit management company, says it will cover two new cholesterol drugs that have a suggested price of more than $14,000 per year, the L.A. Times reports. Article

> The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has filed suit against Oregon-based Zoom+ Performance Health Insurance, claiming that the company's logo looks too similar to its own "Blue Cross Marks," the Portland Business Journal reports. Article

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> Last week's Fraud and Compliance Forum, hosted by the American Health Lawyers Association, outlined current and future fraud enforcement trends straight from the mouths of OIG officials. Article

> The government isn't doing enough to prevent improper chiropractic payments, particularly claims involving "maintenance therapy," according to a new OIG report--particularly claims involving "maintenance therapy." Article

And finally… Don't get the wrong impression. Article

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