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Posted on May 7, 2015 (17 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Highmark settles with UPMC on bill claims
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
One payment dispute between Highmark and UPMC has been settled, while another appears to be headed for arbitration. Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday announced that Pittsburgh insurer Highmark has agreed to pay some 30,000 of UPMC's outstanding ...
Allegheny Health Network's $600M plan to expand reach depends on HighmarkTribune-Review
Highmark urges Pennsylvania to OK $175M for hospital networkSFGate
Highmark to pay outstanding UPMC claimsPittsburgh Business Times (blog)
New Castle News -Washington Times
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Posted on Apr 28, 2015 (26 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State heads to court to resolve UPMC, Highmark consent decree violations
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HARRISBURG — State regulators asked the courts Monday to force health care giants UPMC and Highmark into arbitration to resolve alleged violations of state-mediated agreements governing their breakup. In a filing in Commonwealth Court, the attorney ...
State officials jump into UPMC-Highmark dispute, push binding arbitrationTribune-Review
PA Files Suit in UPMC-Highmark Medicare Fight90.5 WESA
Wolf, attorney general seek UPMC, Highmark arbitrationWashington Times
Pittsburgh Business Times
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Pa. Dems Back State's Intervention In Highmark, UPMC Row
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, Philadelphia (May 22, 2015, 3:13 PM ET) -- Democrat leaders of the Pennsylvania General Assembly fired off an amicus brief on Friday supporting the state's bid to force the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to reverse its decision ending ...
Allegheny County Court Rules UPMC/Highmark Agreements Trump Consent ...JD Supra (press release)

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Posted on May 13, 2015 (11 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UPMC: No obligation to renew Medicare Advantage contract with Highmark
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh-area seniors have lots of questions about UPMC's plan to terminate its Medicare Advantage contract with insurer Highmark for 2016. UPMC's doctors do, too. “One recurring question I've received is: Why weren't physicians notified about the ...

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Posted on Apr 24, 2015 (29 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kane taking UPMC-Highmark consent decree dispute to court
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane plans to go to court Monday to file a motion “to enforce the consent decree” between UPMC and Highmark after weeks of discussion between state and federal officials resulted in no agreement in the latest dispute ...


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Posted on May 14, 2015 (9 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UPMC downplays end of Highmark contract
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
1 expiration of its contract with Highmark has had “minimal” impact on UPMC's operations, its top financial officer said Thursday, adding that he expects that to continue even after this year when provisions that allowed many Highmark members to ...
UPMC Says Highmark Deal Lets It End Medicaid ContractsLaw360 (subscription)
UPMC sees potential for growth in insurance businessTribune-Review

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Posted on May 15, 2015 (8 days ago)

Pittsburgh Business Times

Romoff on Highmark, UPMC: 'Two Goliaths in the ring. No one is likely to get ...
Pittsburgh Business Times
A Highmark-UPMC contract truce would hurt consumers and dent western Pennsylvania's economy, UPMC President and CEO Jeffrey Romoff said in a rare interview. The messy divorce between the health insurance and hospital network giants is benefiting ...
UPMC says results unscathed by Highmark contract lossModernHealthcare.com
Highmark, UPMC rivalry helps keep patient care costs manageable, CEOs agreeTribune-Review
UPMC showed $170.33 million in 2014 profit; Romoff received $6.45 million in ...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Posted on May 20, 2015 (3 days ago)

Highmark talks begin on hospital reimbursement for Medicare Advantage
Pittsburgh Business Times
Health insurer Highmark Inc. and a group of independent community hospitals will sort out how much is owed the hospitals over the next few weeks, following a brief conference Wednesday before Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Senior Judge R.
Insurer Wrongfully Passed Sequestration Cuts Through to ProvidersJD Supra (press release)

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Posted on May 19, 2015 (5 days ago)

Healthcare Dive

UPMC reports minimal change in revenue despite losing Highmark contract
Healthcare Dive
Q1 financial reports seem to suggest that UPMC had no trouble recovering from its December, 2014 split with Highmark, the most dominant health insurer in its region. During the first quarter of 2015, the health system reported almost no change in ...


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Posted on May 18, 2015 (6 days ago)

Health IT Outcomes (press release)

Arbitration Requested In Highmark-UPMC Conflict
Health IT Outcomes (press release)
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Kathleen Kane have brought suit against Highmark Inc. and UPMC to force them into binding arbitration, accusing both companies of breaking the state-brokered consent decree they agreed to last June, ...


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