Colorado legislators propose bill to create payer database; IRS tax-free coverage for children

> Colorado legislators have proposed a bill to create a claims-based payer database by Jan. 1, 2013, to share with state residents cost and quality data related to health plans and procedures, reports the American Medical News. Article

> The Internal Revenue Service announced that employees with children under the age of 27 will be able to obtain Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act-mandated health insurance coverage for those children tax-free, reports Article

> The five-star rating system that assesses Medicare Advantage (MA) plans for quality hasn't resulted in an enrollment shift to the highest-quality plans. In fact, most MA plan members aren't enrolled in the highest-quality plans, reports Washington, DC-based advisory services firm Avalere Health. Press release

And Finally... A health professional would have known to use Ace bandages. Article

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