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Posted on Dec 13, 2014 (8 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

UPMC to launch outreach campaign targeting Highmark customers
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
18, UPMC will launch an outreach campaign in an effort to keep existing Highmark insurance patients under UPMC care. “We want you and your patients to have written assurances that they will indeed be protected, and will be billed on an in-network basis ...
Website to help patients in UPMC-Highmark tug-of-warTribune-Review
Highmark-UPMC information website goes livePittsburgh Business Times
Highmark patients 'have the right' to ongoing UPMC care, hospital network saysInsurance News Net
Sharonherald -WTAJ
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Posted on Dec 15, 2014 (5 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

UPMC's messages: Highmark customers are feeling manipulated
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
For months it has run TV commercials and newspaper ads warning that Highmark insurance customers could lose access to in-network treatment at UPMC on Jan. 1 if they don't switch insurance plans. Now the company, according to an email Friday from its ...
Highmark extends enrollment deadlinePittsburgh Business Times
New Website Available to Guide Consumers as Highmark and UPMC Contract ...Insurance News Net

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Posted on Dec 11, 2014 (9 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Aetna, Highmark land in court over contract dispute
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
HARRISBURG — Representatives of the Aetna insurance company and Highmark Health argued for hours in court Thursday over the termination of in-network rates for Aetna policyholders at Jefferson Hospital. Then, asked by the judge to talk privately, they ...
Judge weighs Aetna-Highmark casePittsburgh Business Times

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Posted on Dec 19, 2014 (2 days ago)

Steelers, Highmark, Northwest commit $900K to North Side development
Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)
Highmark, Northwest Savings Bank and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday jointly pledged $900,000 to the Northside Leadership Conference to support community development efforts in Pittsburgh's North Side neighborhoods. The three companies and the ...
Steelers, Highmark, Northwest Savings Pledge to Help Develop North Side90.5 WESA
Donations aid community development in North SideTribune-Review

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Pittsburgh Business Times

Highmark advertising agency decision expected soon
Pittsburgh Business Times
"Highmark Health values the relationship we have with our advertising agency of record. We've collaborated closely to produce good work that presents our company to the communities we serve. In the rapidly changing health care landscape, this takes on ...


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Posted on Dec 1, 2014 (19 days ago)

Pittsburgh Business Times

Highmark limits in-network access, Aetna lawsuit says
Tribune-Review
Highmark's moves happen amid increased competition for insurance customers from Aetna, United Healthcare and Cigna Corp., which are marketing themselves as the other insurers offering full in-network access to both UPMC and Allegheny Health ...
Aetna sues Highmark over Jefferson contractPittsburgh Business Times
Aetna Accuses Highmark Of Improperly Axing ContractsLaw360 (subscription)
Aetna sues Highmark over provider contractHealthcare Dive

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Posted on Nov 24, 2014 (27 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

UPMC: No Highmark contract for Medicare Advantage
Pittsburgh Business Times
UPDATE, 11/26/14: Highmark and UPMC have agreed to mediation. Highmark agreed to suspend contract cancellations for 700 UPMC doctors and UPMC agreed to continue seeing Highmark's over-65 members on an in-network basis. For updated story ...
For some Highmark customers, UPMC doctors could be out of networkPittsburgh Post Gazette
State officials prompt UPMC, Highmark to go to mediation to resolve Medicare ...Tribune-Review
UPMC may have to tweak doctor contracts following Highmark terminationsHealthLeaders Media
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Posted on Nov 30, 2014 (20 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Time to meet: The state must pressure UPMC and Highmark
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Pennsylvania officials wasted no time last week in putting the CEOs of Highmark and UPMC on notice that their latest sparring match was hitting customers below the belt. In a letter sent Wednesday, the state's insurance commissioner, attorney general ...
5 things to know about the Highmark, UPMC reset in relationsPittsburgh Business Times (blog)

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Posted on Dec 4, 2014 (17 days ago)

Pittsburgh Business Times

Court hearing set in Aetna-Highmark dispute
Pittsburgh Business Times
If Highmark's decision stands, people with coverage through Aetna and affiliate Coventry Health Care Inc. would have to pay out-of-network rates to see Jefferson Hospital doctors. In a court filing, Aetna said it has already sold coverage with the ...

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Posted on Dec 16, 2014 (5 days ago)

Highmark BCBS Conducting Agency Review
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Today we learned that Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the East Coast nonprofit that “dominat[es] the regional health insurance market” in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and surrounding areas, has issued an RFP and is in the process of ...

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