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University of Pennsylvania Health System posts robust 2014 financials
By Bob Herman | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, one of the largest academic medical centers in the country, recorded massive gains in its revenue and surpluses last year, while keeping expenses in check.
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Universal Health Services buys London-based Cygnet Health, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Universal Health Services, one of the largest for-profit hospital companies in the U.S., is jumping back onto the international scene.
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UPMC-Highmark feud prompts company to drop insurer
By Bob Herman | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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...
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UPMC-Highmark feud prompts employer to ditch Highmark, others may follow
By Bob Herman | September 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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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McAuliffe takes narrower Medicaid path in Virginia after expansion blocked
By Virgil Dickson | September 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Terry McAuliffe, Virginia's Democratic governor, has given up on his attempt to expand Medicaid on his own without the support of the GOP-led General Assembly. Instead, he is introducing program improvements for those currently enrolled through an executive order and a series of emergency...
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Pa. Medicaid expansion may pave way for four other red states
By Virgil Dickson | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Now that Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has received CMS approval for his Medicaid expansion plan, Indiana, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming look like they are next in line among GOP-led states in seeking a green light for their expansion proposals.
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Pennsylvania Medicaid expansion may prove costly for patients
By Virgil Dickson | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Medicaid agreement between the Obama administration and Gov. Tom Corbett will extend coverage to more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians, but advocates for the state's low-income residents expressed concern over some concessions the CMS made to get another Republican-led state to expand the program.
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Pennsylvania to expand Medicaid, but with strings attached
By Virgil Dickson | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Medicaid agreement between the Obama administration and Gov. Tom Corbett will extend coverage to more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians, but advocates for the state's low-income residents continue to express concern over some of concessions the CMS made to get another Republican-led state to expand...
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Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid
By Associated Press | August 28, 2014
A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after HHS approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal healthcare law, officials said Thursday.
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Talks on Pennsylvania Medicaid plan said to be nearing end
By Associated Press | August 27, 2014
An announcement could be made soon on Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to use billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars under the 2010 healthcare law to subsidize private health insurance policies, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
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