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Posted today (8 hours ago)

UPMC and Highmark leave patients caught in the middle
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In the July 25 Post-Gazette there was a story about restaurant owner John Timko's health care situation with UPMC and Highmark (“Highmark Subscribers Still Face a Minefield for UPMC Care”). I read it twice to make sure I understood how absurd his ...


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Posted on Jul 25, 2014 (4 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Highmark members face a minefield for UPMC care
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
While Mr. Timko's situation appears to have a happy ending, at least for now, the ongoing Highmark-UPMC battle for many has generated a mix of confusing and sometimes conflicting information. Highmark is scheduled next week to submit a formal ...

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Posted on Jul 21, 2014 (8 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Highmark billing problems persist for frustrated members
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Elaine Wills Fitzgerald says she sailed through the health insurance marketplace enrollment application last December, successfully signing up for a plan through Highmark without hitting any of the roadblocks or confusion widely reported after the ...

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Posted today (10 hours ago)

Highmark and UPMC Consent Decree
JD Supra (press release)
Highmark and UPMC took a major step toward resolving network participation issues June 27, 2014, by executing a Consent Decree with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Departments of Insurance and Health. The Consent Decree was executed in ...

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Posted on Jul 25, 2014 (4 days ago)

Health giants Highmark, UPMC swap mix-up blame
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In fact, the visit will be considered out-of-network, said Highmark spokesman Aaron Billger, which could cost thousands of dollars. But on Friday Mr. Billger and UPMC spokesman Paul Wood each said the other organization would have to collect the ...
Aetna gains members in Highmark-UPMC squabblePittsburgh Business Times (blog)
Allegheny Health Network's first year shows promising directionTribune-Review

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Posted on Jul 16, 2014 (13 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Clarification sought from governor on Highmark-UPMC plan
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The minority chairman of the House Insurance Committee has asked Gov. Tom Corbett, Attorney General Kathleen Kane and other officials to clarify key points of the June 27 Highmark-UPMC post-contract transition plan after a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story ...
Pennsylvania AG discusses UPMC-Highmark deal during Erie visitGoErie.com
Highmark-UPMC agreement raising new questionsPittsburgh Business Times (blog)

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Posted on Jul 14, 2014 (15 days ago)

UPMC responds to Highmark ad
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Under the state-brokered transition agreement signed June 27, Highmark and UPMC officials must come to terms by today on rates that Highmark subscribers will pay for cancer treatment and emergency room care at UPMC facilities after the contract between ...

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Posted on Jul 19, 2014 (10 days ago)

UPMC-Highmark accord falls far short of what's needed
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The recent announcement by Gov. Tom Corbett claiming progress in the protracted Highmark vs. UPMC health-insurance battle missed the mark when it comes to putting patients first. While the governor's efforts are admirable, the consent decrees he ...
Allegheny Health Network offers glimpse of Pine 'medical mall'Insurance News Net

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Posted today (10 hours ago)

Highmark, Allcare Spar Over High Court Fee-Shifting Cases
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (July 29, 2014, 6:16 PM ET) -- After U.S. Supreme Court rulings made it easier for courts to award fees in meritless patent suits, the parties in one of the cases, Highmark Inc. and Allcare Health Management Systems Inc., sparred at ...

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Posted on Jul 20, 2014 (9 days ago)

What's going on? UPMC-Highmark deal leaves public confused
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Like that divorcing husband and wife who squabble over every household item, Highmark and UPMC inked a state-brokered separation agreement late last month and then resumed their argument over who gets what. Stuck in the middle of this acrimonious ...
UPMC's request for donations is simply insultingPittsburgh Post-Gazette

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