(FEAR & LOATHING) CMS Acts to Stop Misleading Medicare Private Plan Communications About Healthcare Reform

September 2009
Aging News Alert;9/25/2009, p6
The article reports on the move of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in warning private Medicare Advantage, prescription drug, and cost plans not to send misleading and confusing communications to their plan enrollees regarding the potential effects of healthcare reform considered by the Congress. It notes that the move followed when Humana Inc. one of the nation's largest private insurance companies, send a direct response to its plan enrollees.


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