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Posted on Jun 24, 2015 (5 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania official cites '‍acrimony' in Highmark-UPMC battle
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Highmark and UPMC have been battling since last year over cancer payments, rates for emergency and other treatments, and even the agreed-upon process for settling such disputes — and a top state official has had just about enough. “Both of these ...
Hospitals Ban Sale Of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Over 'Slanted' CoverageHuffington Post

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Health plan: Pa. must turn up the heat on UPMC, Highmark
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For Western Pennsylvania's health care customers, it's meant years of confusion. For state officials now trying to calm the war between UPMC and Highmark, it's a struggle with acrimony. A taste of the nastiness inflicted by the Pittsburgh region's ...

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Posted on Jun 9, 2015 (21 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania's attorney general considers options in Highmark, UPMC dispute
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The state attorney general's office is considering a number of interventions in the continuing Highmark-UPMC battle. The move follows a recent court ruling prohibiting UPMC from locking out Highmark's Medicare Advantage members over a dispute about ...


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Posted on Jun 26, 2015 (3 days ago)

Buffalo.com

Spoon may have set high mark for Canalside season – already
Buffalo.com
Spoon may have set high mark for Canalside season – already Britt Daniel, lead vocalist for Austin, Texas-based rock band Spoon, performs Thursday at Canalside. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News) ...


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Posted on Jun 1, 2015 (28 days ago)

Citizens Voice

Highmark acquires Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
ModernHealthcare.com
Highmark and UPMC have roiled relationships between employers, regulators and politicians as the rivals have fought for customers. Highmark owns the Allegheny Health Network, which competes with UPMC for patients. UPMC owns a health plan that ...
Highmark Inc. closes merger with Blue Cross of Northeastern PennsylvaniaPR Newswire (press release)
State approves merger of Blue Cross of NEPA with High Mark Blue Cross Blue ...Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Highmark, Blue Cross of NEPA deal completeStandard Speaker
PennLive.com -LancasterOnline
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Posted on Jun 26, 2015 (3 days ago)

Universal health care would end the UPMC-Highmark fight.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wake up! UPMC and Highmark are in a life and death struggle with each other for corporate survival. Those who urge that they should both “make nice” with each other in the best interests of the public are missing the point. The point is that they are ...

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Posted on Jun 10, 2015 (19 days ago)

Highmark to begin cheaper — but highly restrictive — health plan
Tribune-Review
Tony Benevento, Highmark's senior vice president of Pennsylvania markets, said employers are demanding health insurance for their workers that keeps costs down. The primary way to hold down premium prices, he said, is to negotiate deep discounts with ...


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Posted on Jun 1, 2015 (28 days ago)

Pittsburgh Business Times

State's options may include replacing Highmark, UPMC directors
Pittsburgh Business Times
Replacing directors at UPMC and Highmark is among the options the state Attorney General is considering to force the rival health care titans into resolving their differences and protecting vulnerable patients. In a ruling May 29, Commonwealth Court ...
State wins court order in UPMC-Highmark fight over MedicareNew Pittsburgh Courier

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Posted on Jun 15, 2015 (14 days ago)

UPMC Health urges teachers' group to drop Highmark
Pittsburgh Business Times
UPMC Health Plan has asked a large group of educators to reconsider their choice of Highmark health insurance, amping up the rivalry between Pittsburgh's largest health insurer and hospital system during an open health insurance enrollment period.


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Posted on Jun 19, 2015 (10 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Insurance Department approves $175M Highmark payment to Allegheny Health
Tribune-Review
Allegheny Health Network will get a $175 million cash infusion from Highmark Inc. for technology and hospital renovations, improvements that will help Pittsburgh's second-largest hospital system better compete with UPMC, the dominant provider in ...
Insurance department approves Highmark fund transfer requestPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Highmark gets OK for $175M Allegheny Health Network grantPittsburgh Business Times (blog)

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