- 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. Pennsylvania's Department of Insurance required Highmark to detail a transition for UPMC patients as a condition of its April 2013 acquisition of West Penn Allegheny Health System. Under a deal announced by Gov. Tom Corbett, Highmark members will continue to have some in-network access to UPMC providers—including oncologists and specialists in behavioral health and pediatrics—after the contract expires Jan. 1.
Highmark, UPMC feud ends as governor brokers deal, and other briefs
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