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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 company to drop insurer

UPMC-Highmark feud prompts company to drop insurer

By Bob Herman  |  September 27, 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 because of the ongoing blood feud between insurer Highmark and hospital giant UPMC. Its decision could be a harbinger of what...

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...

Highmark alleges UPMC overcharged for cancer care

By Bob Herman  |  September 05, 2014

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...

Highmark unveils details of UPMC breakup plan

By Bob Herman  |  September 03, 2014

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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