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Highmark alleges UPMC overcharged for cancer care
By Bob Herman | September 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
As one fight between Pittsburgh's two healthcare giants simmers, another has begun. Insurer Highmark filed a fresh lawsuit against UPMC alleging the hospital system has charged exorbitant prices for cancer drugs and services. Highmark said UPMC's billing strategy has resulted in $300 million in...
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Highmark unveils details of UPMC breakup plan
By Bob Herman | September 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health insurer Highmark has released its final breakup plan with provider giant UPMC, a plan that largely falls in line with terms outlined earlier this summer and winds down a heated feud, although barbs continue to fly between the two sides.
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UPMC sees fiscal 2014 volume gains, compromise with Highmark
By Beth Kutscher | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
UPMC ended fiscal 2014 with a higher operating surplus as hospital admissions rose 8% and health plan membership increased 9%. The Pittsburgh-based system also booked operating revenue that was 12% higher than in its previous fiscal year, which ended June 30.
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Health insurer to stop covering uterine procedure
By Wall Street Journal | August 05, 2014
A health insurer with 5.2 million customers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware said it would stop covering a procedure done with a gynecological surgical tool that can spread cancer. Highmark, which is one of the largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in the country, said that it would...
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'It's not pretty': Could UPMC, Highmark feud be an omen for markets entering consolidation?
By Melanie Evans | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Pittsburgh's two healthcare giants, UPMC and Highmark, have brawled for two years about the end of an agreement that gave many patients access to both of them, a fight for market share that offers a glimpse of possible healthcare disruptions to come.
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Johns Hopkins, Allegheny partner on cancer care
By Bob Herman | July 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Officials at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore and Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh have ratified a five-year agreement to collaborate on cancer care, research, education and quality improvement.
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UPMC, Highmark set terms for when contract expires, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Pennsylvania's governor announced terms of the contentious breakup of Pittsburgh insurance company Highmark and UPMC, the city's dominant health system.
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Highmark, UPMC feud ends as governor brokers deal, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A governor-brokered deal has ended the long, ugly fight in Pittsburgh over whether members of Highmark health plans can keep getting in-network care at facilities operated by rival UPMC.
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UPMC, Highmark set terms for contract to expire in 2015
By Melanie Evans | June 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Pennsylvania's governor announced terms of the contentious breakup of Pittsburgh insurance company Highmark and UPMC, the city's dominant health system.
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Reform Update: As insurance deals lure hospitals, Dignity Health isn't biting
By Melanie Evans | June 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dignity Health has not balked at big gambles to diversify its operations, moving into retail with CVS Caremark and expanding into 17 states with the 2012 acquisition of an occupational health and urgent-care company. But there's one bet Dignity Health won't take: health insurance.
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