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Posted on Oct 23, 2014 (2 days ago)

Healthcare Dive

Highmark, UPMC, regulators spar in court
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Among the most central of disagreements to the dispute at hand — over a new, lost-cost, narrow-network Highmark insurance plan for seniors that excludes UPMC physicians and hospitals — was what it meant when the parties agreed seniors would have ...
Highmark loses in two court rulingsPittsburgh Business Times
Highmark fights Pa. hearing over Community Blue planPittsburgh Post Gazette
Contempt citation sought by state against Highmark for alleged violation of ...Insurance News Net
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Posted today (21 hours ago)

Private practitioners feel pressure from UPMC, Highmark battle
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
An independent obstetrician-gynecologist based in Shadyside says Highmark representatives have been calling his patients, suggesting they may want to find another physician because he won't be in Highmark's provider network next year once the ...

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Posted on Oct 13, 2014 (11 days ago)

Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)

Highmark-UPMC split raises health records concerns
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Here's one more thing to worry about when Highmark's commercial insurance customers lose full access to the UPMC hospital network Jan. 1: Will UPMC be able to send the patient records of Highmark customers to new specialists and primary care ...
Value, convenience are top priorities of Highmark, new CEO Holmberg saysTribune-Review
Highmark's UPMC-free plans should be allowedPittsburgh Post Gazette
Warning to brokers may chill Highmark sales of new Medicare planPittsburgh Business Times (blog)
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Posted on Oct 22, 2014 (2 days ago)

Highmark seeks double-digit increase for more benefits, heavy use
Tribune-Review
Highmark Inc. wants to increase 2015 premiums by double-digits on its individual health policies, which nearly 180,000 people in Pennsylvania bought under the Affordable Care Act a year ago. The state's largest health insurer is canceling most of its ...


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Posted on Oct 6, 2014 (18 days ago)

State officials: Highmark Medicare plan breaks agreement with UPMC
Tribune-Review
In a letter dated Friday, Attorney General Kathleen Kane, Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine and Health Secretary Michael Wolf told Highmark that they will seek enforcement through Commonwealth Court because Highmark is not complying with ...
Pennsylvania regulators: Highmark Medicare plan violates consent decreePittsburgh Post-Gazette
State threatens suit against Highmark over new Medicare Advantage planPittsburgh Business Times
Highmark Plan Breaches Transition Accord, Pa. Officials SayLaw360 (subscription)

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Posted on Oct 10, 2014 (14 days ago)

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State takes Highmark dispute to court
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The state Friday made good on its threat to take Highmark to court over the Pittsburgh health insurer's marketing of its new UPMC-free policies for senior citizens. Highmark's new Medicare Advantage “Community Blue” product line, introduced last week ...
Regulators: Highmark plan violates agreementWTAE Pittsburgh
State officials seek order against Highmark over Medicare Advantage plans ...Tribune-Review
UPMC exec tells lawmakers: Highmark's new Medicare Advantage plan ...Pittsburgh Business Times

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Posted on Oct 1, 2014 (23 days ago)

Pittsburgh Business Times

Highmark offerings for 2015 use tiers, cost reductions
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
On the first day of the annual open enrollment period, Highmark made public its offerings for the 2015 post-UPMC era, including a two-tiered Community Blue Flex plan and a new Medicare Advantage plan that comes at a reduced cost but doesn't offer ...
Highmark to smooth access to UPMC with new optionPittsburgh Business Times
Highmark to increase premiums, limit access to health care in new plansInsurance News Net
UPMC drops prices for 4 of 6 Medicare health plansPittsburgh Post Gazette
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Posted on Oct 23, 2014 (2 days ago)

Highmark vs. UPMC: The saga continues
FierceHealthPayer
The state asked the courts to order Highmark to stop marketing the Medicare Advantage "Community Blue" plan, a new, low-cost plan with a narrow network that excludes UPMC providers. This raised questions about whether states have authority to quash ...


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Posted on Oct 16, 2014 (9 days ago)

Port Authority to save $6.5 million switching from Highmark to Aetna
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Ms. McLean said the agreement removes the affected employees and retirees from the ongoing battle between Highmark and UPMC that threatens to sever patients from their doctors. “We're out of the fight, which we needed to do,” she said. “As an employer ...
Port Authority prepares to switch from Highmark to AetnaTribune-Review
BRIEF: Port Authority prepares to switch from Highmark to AetnaInsurance News Net

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Posted on Oct 23, 2014 (2 days ago)

Highmark Seeks Double-Digit Increase
Insurance News Net
Oct. 23 -- Highmark Inc. wants to increase 2015 premiums by double-digits on its individual health policies, which nearly 180,000 people in Pennsylvania bought under the Affordable Care Act a year ago. The state's largest health insurer is canceling ...

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