Provider-owned insurer UPMC Health Plan and Reading Health System on Monday said they are forming a joint venture to offer health insurance to employers and individuals in southeastern Pennsylvania.
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.
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 health system announced Thursday it has partnered with Ireland's largest private healthcare system to build a new cancer therapy center in Cork.
Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system announced Tuesday that it has acquired Susquehanna Health. Under terms of the deal, UPMC will invest $500 million to expand Susquehanna's emergency, cardiac and cancer service lines.
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.
“The effects of this delay in funding is probably going to be felt years down the road,” said Dr. Bruce Lee, an associate professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
UPMC health system has announced the launch of a telemedicine software company that will help patients reach doctors during off hours. The move is aimed at reducing avoidable hospital admissions among nursing home patients.
Hilton Head, S.C.-based Cavulus, which has been in business for 10 years, uses predictive modeling and data analytics tools to help health insurance companies grow membership, primarily in the Medicare Advantage market.
A rise in the number of antimicrobial-resistant infections is in the global spotlight as world leaders on Wednesday discuss the growing threat of a post-antibiotic world.
A poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found people ranked health insurance companies almost as unfavorably as pharmaceutical companies and oil conglomerates, due in no small part to insurers' reputation for poor customer service.
Another large not-for-profit health insurer, UPMC Health Plan, has said it has no intentions of quitting the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces. UPMC also expects enrollment will grow in 2017.