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New deal between UPMC, Highmark extends in-network access

New deal between UPMC, Highmark extends in-network access

By Associated Press  |  January 05, 2018

Under a new agreement, Highmark health insurance will retain in-network access to UPMC health system hospitals in Western Pennsylvania. UPMC had planned to cut most business ties with Highmark in June 2019.

Highmark Health braces for divorce from UPMC

Highmark Health braces for divorce from UPMC

By Alex Kacik  |  December 28, 2017

Highmark Health continues to reshape its organization as it gears up for a split with the UPMC health system in 2019. That includes a new partnership with Penn State Health as providers and insurers continue to closely align and scale up to maintain a competitive edge.

UPMC sees boost from health plan

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 01, 2017

Pittsburgh-based UPMC benefited in the first six months of its fiscal year from increased enrollment in its health plan as well as higher patient volumes. But expenses bogged down its operating income.

UPMC hourly workers strike to protest wages, union rights

UPMC hourly workers strike to protest wages, union rights

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 29, 2016

Around 20 employees of Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system staged a labor strike Tuesday to protest wages and union rights. The striking workers allege UPMC has prevented them from forming a local under the Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Pennsylvania.

Maxwell named interim CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare

Maxwell named interim CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2016

Dale Maxwell will become interim CEO at Albuquerque-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services when current president and CEO James Hinton leaves to become chief executive at Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health in January 2017.

Pittsburgh researchers team up to offer open-source genomic software

By Joseph Conn  |  October 28, 2016

Several Pittsburgh-based genetic research organizations have released to the public an open-source software tool that aims to make researchers' work easier while handing massive amounts of genomic data across disparate data sources.

UPMC to build second cancer center in Ireland

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 27, 2016

UPMC health system announced Thursday it has partnered with Ireland's largest private healthcare system to build a new cancer therapy center in Cork.

How some Blues made the ACA work while others failed

How some Blues made the ACA work while others failed

By Bob Herman  |  October 15, 2016

Wildly different experiences with the ACA marketplaces have played out across 34 not-for-profit and mutual Blue Cross and Blue Shield brands, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis of financial filings.

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