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Agreement remains elusive between Highmark, UPMC

Agreement remains elusive between Highmark, UPMC

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 03, 2015

The long-running feud between insurer Highmark and healthcare giant UPMC continues with news that they've been unable to reach a mediated agreement regarding UPMC doctors treating Highmark's senior members, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.

UPMC, Highmark say 'bah, humbug' to mediated agreement

By Lisa Schencker  |  December 24, 2014

The long-running feud between insurer Highmark and healthcare giant UPMC continues with news that they've been unable to reach a mediated agreement regarding UPMC doctors treating Highmark's senior members, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Score another point for Highmark with senior health plan

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 31, 2014

Insurer Highmark has won the latest round in its battle with healthcare giant UPMC. A Pennsylvania judge Thursday ruled that a Highmark health plan for seniors does not violate the terms of a previous agreement between the two entities, despite such allegations by state officials.

UPMC, Highmark battle goes back to a courtroom as the state steps in

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 22, 2014

A federal judge denied insurer Highmark's request Tuesday to block a Wednesday state court hearing over its health plan for seniors, which state officials say violates a previous agreement between Highmark and healthcare giant UPMC.

Aetna drops Delaware Medicaid plan

By Bob Herman  |  October 18, 2014

Aetna will shut down its Delaware Medicaid plan by year-end after the insurer and the state couldn't agree on new managed-care rates.

Highmark-UPMC split raises concerns over health records

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  |  October 14, 2014

Here's one more thing to worry about when Highmark's commercial insurance customers lose full access to the UPMC hospital network Jan. 1: Will UPMC be able to send the patient records of Highmark customers to new specialists and primary-care physicians in a timely fashion? Perhaps predictably, the...

UPMC-Highmark feud prompts employer to ditch Highmark, others may follow

By Bob Herman  |  September 23, 2014

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 giant UPMC. Its decision could be a harbinger...

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