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Highmark is playing patient access games
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
I read with surprise the article “UPMC, Highmark Advance Different Messages About Access” (Sept. 24). I have Highmark insurance, and in the last year I received care at UPMC for both cancer and back and neck surgery. While Highmark's spokesperson is ...
UPMC launches ad campaign about network doctorsPittsburgh Business Times (blog)

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Posted on Sep 27, 2014 (2 days ago)

Playing on fear: The state must step in on UPMC and Highmark
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Highmark and UPMC are three months from their historic separation, yet disagreement and confusion still reign over how patients will be treated after Jan. 1. We know the stakes are high for the region's top health insurer and top hospital network, but ...
New medical center to open in WexfordThe Cranberry Eagle
Allegheny Health Network expands women's services in competition with UPMCReading Eagle

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Posted on Sep 23, 2014 (6 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 ...
Highmark cuts ribbon at Pine Township clinicPittsburgh Business Times
Highmark, UPMC Work to Settle Outstanding In-Network Issues (with Chart ...Atlantic Information Services, Inc.
Erie Insurance Ends Relationship With HighmarkErieTVNews
90.5 WESA -GoErie.com -CBS Local
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Posted on Sep 21, 2014 (8 days ago)

Healthcare Dive

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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Posted on Sep 23, 2014 (6 days ago)

UPMC-Highmark feud prompts employer to ditch Highmark, others may follow
ModernHealthcare.com
Erie Indemnity Co., an Erie, Pa.-based company that provides automobile, home and life insurance, has decided to drop Highmark as the health plan for its 4,600 employees, due in large part to the ongoing blood feud between insurer Highmark and hospital ...


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Posted on Sep 3, 2014 (26 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Highmark sues UPMC for cancer treatment 'overbilling'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Highmark's attempt to recover, by way of a lawsuit, hundreds of millions of dollars in chemotherapy-related “markups” paid to UPMC over the past four years could be a “landmark and precedent-setting event,” according to a medical billing expert. But ...
Regulators, Highmark Spell Out Post-UPMC PlanCBS Local
Highmark sues UPMC over billing for cancer drugsWTAE Pittsburgh
Regulators release details of Highmark's post-UPMC transition planTribune-Review
Pittsburgh Business Times -ModernHealthcare.com
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Posted on Sep 13, 2014 (16 days ago)

Some doctors choose to stay independent of Highmark and UPMC
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In fact, it has removed itself from the free-agent market and — in light of the ongoing heavyweight fight between Highmark and UPMC, and the uncertain 2015 that awaits the two Pittsburgh health giants — Genesis and other independent primary care ...
Highmark site causes confusion for some doctors' patientsTribune-Review

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Posted on Sep 6, 2014 (23 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UPMC, Highmark start their marketing engines
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The new ad campaign comes just as UPMC and Pittsburgh insurer Highmark enter the final months of their in-network contract, which expires Dec. 31. UPMC has refused to renew or extend now that Highmark has established a competitive health system, the ...
UPMC campaigns on patients' willingness to travelTribune-Review

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Posted today (5 hours ago)

Employers face unusual market for health insurance
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The first is UPMC's decision to shred its full-access contract with Pittsburgh insurer Highmark Inc., meaning that come Jan. 1, Highmark's commercial customers (that is, non-Medicare and non-Medicaid customers) will have only partial access to UPMC's ...

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Posted on Sep 26, 2014 (3 days ago)

Highmark decisions nudge insurer into national spotlight
Pittsburgh Business Times
In June, Highmark became the first health insurer in the country to stop paying doctors to perform gynecological surgery with a tool that has been linked to the spread of cancer. And in September, the company took UPMC to court over a cancer billing ...

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