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Posted on Feb 2, 2016 (3 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UPMC charges Highmark Health with overstating its reserves
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Health insurer Highmark Health has nearly 50 percent less money set aside to pay claims than the health insurer indicated in regulatory filings, the result of a “feckless strategy, which has backfired at every turn,” rival UPMC claims. In the latest ...
Allegheny Health reports less-than-expected loss of $39 million in 2015Tribune-Review
Allegheny Health Network posts $2.4M income in 4Q, $39M loss for 2015Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)

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Posted on Feb 3, 2016 (2 days ago)

UPMC: Highmark overstated cash reserves by nearly 50%
Becker's Hospital Review
Highmark fired back against UPMC's allegations. Highmark spokeswoman Lynn Seay told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that UPMC's letter "clearly exhibits UPMC's continued self-interest and focus on eliminating competition in Western Pennsylvania." Ms. Seay ...


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Posted on Feb 1, 2016 (5 days ago)

Patients pile up in wake of Delta Medix/Highmark deal
Citizens Voice
Since Delta Medix revived ties with insurance provider Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, patient scheduling requests have backed up and staff are hit daily with patient inquiries about whether they now have coverage. “We definitely have an increase in ...

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Posted on Jan 10, 2016 (26 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Highmark ends contracts with 10 nursing facilities, eight home care agencies
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
While the non-renewals represent a small fraction of Highmark's remaining skilled nursing and home health options for its members, the move signals a change in how the region's dominant insurer manages that part of its business, said Robert Wanovich, ...


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Posted on Jan 15, 2016 (21 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Insurance Department seeks more information from Highmark
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The state Insurance Department on Thursday asked Highmark Health to submit more information about its five-year strategy, future cash infusions that may be necessary for the hospital system and funding alternatives that were considered by the board, ...
State wants more details on Highmark plan for Allegheny Health NetworkTribune-Review

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Posted on Feb 4, 2016 (2 days ago)

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British Anti-Semitic Incidents Dip — Still Near Historic High Mark
Forward
The number of anti-Semitic incidents documented last year in Britain was lower by 22 percent than the record figure in 2014, the Jewish community's security umbrella said. The Community Security Trust, or CST, counted 924 anti-Semitic incidents in 2015 ...

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Posted on Jan 21, 2016 (15 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny Health Network and Highmark celebrate Braddock Urgent Care Center's first year
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health officials, along with community leaders and elected officials, gathered in the same building housing the urgent care center to discuss expansion of services and plans to attract more patients, all while ...


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Posted on Jan 30, 2016 (7 days ago)

Highmark Foundation to assist schools
New Castle News
Highmark will make available a total of $375,000 for schools grades K-12 — $300,000 in Pennsylvania and $75,000 in West Virginia.. The goal of the program is to create healthier school environments that experience positive, sustainable and lasting ...


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Posted on Jan 11, 2016 (25 days ago)

PR Web (press release)

Highmark Health hires chief strategy and transformation officer
Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)
“Our leadership team is focused on implementing and accelerating Highmark Health's strategy to transform our enterprise and the health care system, which will create greater value for our customers and drive business growth,” said Highmark Health ...
Michael Bennett joins Highmark Health as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Transformation OfficerPR Web (press release)

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Posted on Jan 28, 2016 (8 days ago)

Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)

Highmark to pay legal fees supporting opposition to new UPMC facility in Pleasant Hills
Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)
In a statement released by Allegheny Health Network Thursday afternoon, the health care provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Highmark Health, said it "is proud to also help support the independent objections of many Pleasant Hills residents who are ...

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