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Posted today (3 hours ago)
UPMC Health Plan's chief medical officer joining Humana  Pittsburgh Business Times

UPMC Health Plan's chief medical officer is decamping for Louisville-based insurer Humana Inc. Dr. William Shrank's appointment will be effective April 1.


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Posted on Jan 9, 2019 (7 days ago)
UPMC Health Plan kicks off effort to expand its pool of diverse vendors  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UPMC Health Plan wants to expand the pool of small, diverse vendors it uses by reaching out to them at receptions planned statewide. UPMC for You — in ...


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Posted on Dec 21, 2018 (25 days ago)
UPMC Health Plan sees Affordable Care Act enrollment increase - Pittsburgh Business Times  Pittsburgh Business Times

While overall Affordable Care Act signups were down overall both in Pennsylvania and nationwide, at least one insurer is bucking the trend: UPMC Health Plan ...


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Posted on Dec 19, 2018 (28 days ago)
UPMC Health Plan expands program for prescription discounts  Pittsburgh Business Times

An expanded partnership between UPMC Health Plan and a San Francisco tech company offers the promise of cutting the cost of prescriptions if they don't ...


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Source:   PRNewswire
Posted on Dec 18, 2018 (29 days ago)
Sempre Health and UPMC Health Plan Expand Program that Improves Affordability and Adherence for Critical Medications  PRNewswire

PITTSBURGH and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempre Health, the leading solution for advancing behavior-based pricing reductions for ...


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Posted on Dec 21, 2018 (26 days ago)
UPMC Health Plan training doctors to treat opioid-abuse disorder  Pittsburgh Business Times

UPMC Health Plan is offering training to local physicians that will help them qualify to offer more treatment for people with opioid use disorder.


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Posted today (17 hours ago)
UPMC physician to be Humana's new CMO: 5 things to know  Becker's Hospital Review

Humana named William Shrank, MD, CMO of the insurance services division at UPMC Health Plan, its new CMO, the health insurer said Jan. 15. Five things to ...


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Posted today (20 hours ago)
Sen. Casey tells Highmark, UPMC to address patients' confusion over coverage  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is pressing Highmark and UPMC to disclose what steps they are taking to limit the disruption to Medicare beneficiaries and other patients ...


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Posted on Jan 2, 2019 (14 days ago)
Look ahead: 5 health care story lines we'll be watching in 2019  Pittsburgh Business Times

Even before the year gets too much under its belt, there's one thing for certain: 2019 is going to be a big year in health care in the Pittsburgh region. June 30 will ...


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Source:   EurekAlert
Posted on Jan 7, 2019 (9 days ago)
Rising drug prices linked to older products, not just newer, better medications  EurekAlert

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 7, 2019 - It's no secret that drug prices are increasing, but to what extent are rising costs explained by the advent of newer, better drugs?


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Source:   PennLive
Posted on Jan 8, 2019 (7 days ago)
As Penn State Health plans new hospital, rival UPMC Pinnacle announces a bigger one  PennLive

UPMC Pinnacle plans to expand its hospital and cancer center in Hampden Township.


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Source:   Supermarket News
Posted on Dec 18, 2018 (28 days ago)
Telehealth stations earmarked for Giant Eagle stores  Supermarket News

Giant Eagle is working with regional health system University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to roll out UPMC AnywhereCare telemedicine kiosks in several stores ...


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Source:   GoErie.com
Posted on Jan 13, 2019 (3 days ago)
Meg Loncharic: Hamot Foundation gala imagines bright future  GoErie.com

Nearly 640 guests gathered recently at the Bayfront Convention Center for Hamot Health Foundation's eighth annual gala presented by UPMC Health Plan.


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Posted on Jan 2, 2019 (14 days ago)
Sticker prices: Pittsburgh-area health systems list their charges, even as they doubt it will help consumers  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hospital charges required by the Affordable Care Act add to array of consumer price estimating tools.


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Posted yesterday.
UPMC Cole president clarifies insurance changes for Highmark members: We'll 'continue to be in network'  Becker's Hospital Review

Coudersport, Pa.-based Cole Memorial Hospital officially completed its integration with Pittsburgh-based UPMC March 1, 2018, and was rebranded UPMC Cole ...


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Source:   NEXTpittsburgh
Posted on Dec 17, 2018 (30 days ago)
UPMC expands opioid replacement therapy options through local training program  NEXTpittsburgh

At a series of free trainings, healthcare providers received certifications from UPMC to prescribe new opioid replacement therapy drugs.


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Posted on Dec 19, 2018 (27 days ago)
Develop these habits to improve your health at work  Smart Business Network

Practicing healthy habits can seem like a lot to handle. UPMC Health Plan's Amanda Budzowski recommends starting small and adding a few things at a time.


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Source:   WPXI Pittsburgh
Posted on Dec 28, 2018 (19 days ago)
Parents begging for answers after WVU student injured at fraternity | WPXI  WPXI Pittsburgh

UPMC has approved Rusko's transfer from Ruby Memorial Hospital to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, effective Friday.


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Source:   Tribune-Review
Posted on Jan 10, 2019 (6 days ago)
UPMC Mercy moving women's care to Magee  Tribune-Review

UPMC plans to transition its inpatient women's health, obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit from UPMC Mercy to UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. Officials ...


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Posted on Jan 4, 2019 (12 days ago)
A Christmas miracle: Uniontown man transported to Atlanta after successful insurance appeal  Uniontown Herald Standard

Though this Christmas had a bitter twinge, the Rusko family of Uniontown hopes that next holiday season is a lot more joyous. Kim and Dave Rusko spent the ...


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Source:   Health Affairs
Posted on Jan 7, 2019 (9 days ago)
The Contribution Of New Product Entry Versus Existing Product Inflation In The Rising Costs Of Drugs  Health Affairs

It is unknown to what extent rising drug costs are due to inflation in the prices of existing drugs versus the entry of new products. We used pricing data from First ...


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Source:   Observer-Reporter
Posted on Dec 26, 2018 (21 days ago)
Family hoping for a medical miracle  Observer-Reporter

The Rusko family is hoping for a miracle this holiday season. Twenty-two-year-old David Rusko has been in a vegetative state for six weeks following an ...


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Source:   Tribune-Review
Posted on Dec 23, 2018 (24 days ago)
Fallout over UPMC-Highmark split rankles patients forced to choose sides, confront prepay rule  Tribune-Review

After mulling her options for weeks, Kelly Erickson decided to swap her Highmark insurance plan for government-issued Medicare coverage in 2019. Erickson ...


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Posted on Dec 29, 2018 (18 days ago)
WVU student who received brain injury on frat steps moved to Georgia facility  The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline

David Rusko's family spent Christmas with him at Ruby Memorial Hospital.


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Posted on Dec 20, 2018 (27 days ago)
143 women leaders of hospitals and health systems | 2018  Becker's Hospital Review

Becker's Hospital Review named the following female leaders to its annual list of 143 women hospital and health system leaders to know.


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