AHIP officials meet with White House; Humana partners with CompCare;

News From Around the Web:

> Officials from America's Health Insurance Plans met with White House officials to discuss a reform law rule regarding "reasonable rates" of the premiums insurers can charge, The Hill's Healthwatch reported. AHIP strongly opposes the requirement that insurers would have to provide data related to any proposed rate increases. Article

> A House bill in Oregon would prohibit insurers from charging pregnant women with diabetes any copays or deductibles on medically necessary services, medications and supplies between conception and six weeks after delivery, according to The Lund Report. Article

> Humana has partnered with Comprehensive Care Corp. to provide behavioral health services in certain California markets, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reported. Article

Health Provider News:

> Physicians' beliefs about what causes obesity can affect the advice they give to their patients. When doctors think too much food is a major contributor to obesity, they were more likely to encourage patients to modify nutritional habits. Article

> Although Medicare has tried to reduce its members' hospital readmissions, more than 12 percent of patients nationwide still return to inpatient care within 30 days. Article

Health IT News:

> A glitch in Google Flu Trends may have caused a drastic overestimation of peak flu levels as its estimate for the Christmas time national peak of flu was almost double the CDC's estimates. Article

> Not all electronic health record vendors are alike when it comes to ICD-10 preparedness and assistance, according to a report that allowed rated various vendors, some of which were called out for lack of communication and action. Article

And Finally… If you get this song stuck in your head, you may not sleep for days. Article