Tennessee Blues submit $1M in unallowable Medicare claims; Obama administration urges states to expand Medicaid;

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee submitted claims to Medicare for about $1 million of unallowable supplemental executive retirement plan costs, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General. Report

> The Obama administration is urging states to expand their Medicaid programs, warning that they risk losing federal funds if they delay the expansions, reported FierceHealthcare. Article

> UnitedHealthcare gave $20 million to rural hospitals in California to help them upgrade their IT systems, including implementing electronic health records, reported the Hartford Courant. Article

And Finally… Talk about a hairy issue. Article