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Doctor fired back at gunman in Pa. hospital attack
By Associated Press | July 24, 2014
A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban Philadelphia hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.
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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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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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Holy Spirit's Geisinger affiliation awaits Pennsylvania's OK
By Bob Herman | June 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Geisinger Health System and Holy Spirit Health System, Camp Hill, Pa., have signed a definitive agreement that will convert Holy Spirit into an affiliate of the Geisinger network.
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Pa. govenor nets nine insurers for Medicaid alternative
By Associated Press | June 21, 2014
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said Friday that insurers are showing strong interest in the Republican's plan to extend private health insurance to hundreds of thousands of working poor and pay for it with federal Medicaid expansion dollars.
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Congressmen decry 700 on Pittsburgh VA wait list
By Associated Press | May 31, 2014
Two congressmen have criticized the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System for keeping nearly 700 veterans on a waiting list for medical care, some for more than a year.
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Geisinger, AtlantiCare move forward with deal
By Bob Herman | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Geisinger Health System is one step closer to expanding its reach beyond its native Pennsylvania. The Danville, Pa.-based provider has signed a definitive agreement to absorb Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare.
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Unshackling Pa. NPs from doctors would benefit seniors: AARP
By Penn Live (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) | May 09, 2014
The head of AARP Pennsylvania backs a bill that would allow nurse practitioners to work independently of doctors, a nurse organization pushing for the change said Thursday.
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West Penn Allegheny cuts operating losses in final six months of 2013
By Melanie Evans | April 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
West Penn Allegheny Health System, Pittsburgh, reported its operating losses narrowed during the final six months of last year, a stark reversal from recent performance that saw losses accelerate for its fiscal year ended last June.
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