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Highmark fights Pa. over Community Blue Medicare Advantage plan
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Highmark Inc. is seeking a temporary restraining order to block a scheduled hearing Wednesday in state court regarding its planned Community Blue Medicare Advantage plan. The low-cost, narrow-network plan would exclude members from in-network ...

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Posted today (7 hours ago)

Highmark seeks restraint order to block health plan hearing
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Highmark, Inc. is seeking a temporary restraining order in federal court to block a scheduled hearing Wednesday in state court regarding its planned Community Blue Medicare Advantage plan. The low-cost, narrow network plan would exclude members from ...


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Posted today (8 hours ago)

In Highmark-UPMC divide, it's profits over patients
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
If the upcoming UPMC-Highmark divide continues as anticipated, the recent services I had at Magee will be my last. Everyone knows the bottom line in this upcoming great divide is profits. Each entity believes that by dictating choice, it will glean a ...


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Posted on Oct 16, 2014 (4 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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 13, 2014 (7 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 ...
Highmark's UPMC-free plans should be allowedPittsburgh Post Gazette
Warning to brokers may chill Highmark sales of new Medicare planPittsburgh Business Times (blog)
Value, convenience are top priorities of Highmark, new CEO Holmberg saysTribune-Review
FierceEMR -FierceHealthPayer
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Posted on Oct 10, 2014 (10 days ago)

Pittsburgh Business Times

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 ...
State officials seek order against Highmark over Medicare Advantage plans ...Tribune-Review
Highmark facing injunction over new Medicare Advantage planPittsburgh Business Times
Regulators: Highmark plan violates agreementGoErie.com

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Posted on Oct 17, 2014 (3 days ago)

Fábregas: Seniors, beware of Highmark's $0 health insurance pitch
Tribune-Review
People who use Medicare, the health insurance plan for Americans 65 and older, were not affected because the skirmish involved Highmark's commercial contract with UPMC. It ends in December, which means most Highmark customers won't have access to ...
UPMC, Butler Health to take control of North Hills surgeons group Tri RiversPittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Posted on Oct 6, 2014 (14 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 Sep 23, 2014 (27 days ago)

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UPMC, Highmark advance different messages about access
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Key disagreements between UPMC and Highmark persist after the unveiling of Highmark's transition plan earlier this month, a plan meant to clarify questions regarding insurance subscribers' access to UPMC health services after the Dec. 31 expiration of ...
UPMC-Highmark feud prompts employer to ditch Highmark, others may followModernHealthcare.com
Highmark cuts ribbon at Pine Township clinicPittsburgh Business Times
Highmark, UPMC Work to Settle Outstanding In-Network Issues (with Chart ...Atlantic Information Services, Inc.
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Posted on Sep 21, 2014 (29 days ago)

Audit finds Highmark big part of UPMC's revenue
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
UPMC might own most of the hospitals on the region's Monopoly board, but those hospitals are more dependent on Pittsburgh insurer Highmark's payments than previously known. In its audited fiscal 2014 financial report, UPMC states that 31 percent of its ...
Erie Insurance drops Highmark for UnitedHealthcarePittsburgh Business Times
Highmark loses big contract to UnitedHealthcareHealthcare Dive
Business roundup: 10M units of latest iPhone sold in 1st weekend; GM ignition ...Tribune-Review

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