Harvard Pilgrim expects ACA fees to total 5% of premiums; Analytics use in healthcare still 'immature';

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> California lawmakers rejected a bill that would have prevented people convicted of felonies concerning breach of trust or dishonesty from working for Covered California, reported the Los Angeles Times. Article

> Harvard Pilgrim Health Care managers said they expect fees associated with healthcare reform to total 5 percent of premium revenue, or $20.34 per member per month, LifeHealthPro reported. Article

> Once again, Louisiana has voted against Medicaid expansion, likely ending the state Senate's debate on the issue for the session, according to The New York Times. Article

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> While a growing number of health providers are turning to data analytics to help improve care and lower costs at their facilities, the use of analytics in healthcare remains relatively immature, according to a recent survey from HIMSS Analytics. Article

> The federal government should provide incentives for pharmaceutical companies and device makers to produce products that help cut spending and ensure that the benefits of costlier advances justify their added expense, according to a new Rand Corporation report. Article

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