CMS took 'unusual' action to stop mailers; HealthNet pays $1.9M to settle allegations;

> The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services followed the rules but took an "unusual" action when it told health plans to stop mailing Medicare Advantage plan enrollees warnings about pending legislation, reports the National Underwriter. Article

> Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is teaming up with Radio Disney to promote childhood health and wellness through the "Get Active Get Fit!" School Challenge. Article

> HealthNet pays $1.9M to settle allegations of not providing consumers with required information on "explanation of benefit" forms and not paying certain claims on time. Press Release

> States should be responsible for implementing health insurance exchanges, according to AHIP comments submitted to HHS. Comments

> Coventry Health Care will likely be ahead of other large insurers by 2014, when health reform will increase the national eligibility for Medicaid. Press Release

And finally ... Chilis are unlikely to help dieters burn away fat. Article

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