Health Care

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Gov. Wolf, AG Ask Court To Enforce UPMC, Highmark Consent Decree

Gov. Tom Wolf and the state attorney general want the Commonwealth Court to force the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and rival Highmark Inc. to honor a consent decree and force the sparring medical giants into arbitration to settle lingering disputes.

17 hours ago

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Wolf Administration To Begin Reorganizing Medicaid Plans

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration plans to begin transferring more than a million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits program that it touts as a more efficient and effective way of providing health care for the poor, disabled and elderly.

04/24/2015

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GlaxoSmithKline Closing Pittsburgh-Area Office, Cutting 274

The company that makes Aquafresh toothpaste and Tums antacid tablets is closing its Pittsburgh-area operations and cutting 274 jobs by year’s end.

04/16/2015

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Cystic Fibrosis Patient Seeking Help From UPMC

Katie Prager has cystic fibrosis and needs a double lung transplant to save her life. The problem: insurance won’t pay for it.

04/02/2015

Health Care Tax Credit

How The Affordable Healthcare Act Affects Tax Filing

Learn how the Affordable Healthcare Act, and whether or not you have insurance, will impact the way you do taxes this year.

03/23/2015

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Wolf Administration Broadens Number Of Highmark Customers Eligible For UPMC Care

The Wolf administration says it will interpret last year’s consent agreement between Highmark and UPMC in a broader way than its predecessor.

03/06/2015

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UPMC Now Offering Online Doctor Visits

Would you prefer to see a doctor in person or by computer?

03/03/2015

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Donations Pouring In For N.C. Woman In Need Of Double Lung Transplant

Pittsburgh has once again shown the size of its heart.

02/13/2015

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Financial Situation, Insurance Status Delaying Woman’s Life-Saving Lung Transplant

If Lethia Everette were your relative, you might find her predicament hard to believe, let alone accept. She needs a double lung transplant. Right now.

02/12/2015

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Highmark Says Its Customer Health Data Is Secure

The cyber security breach at Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield with its 80 million customers has brought increased scrutiny to security issues in the health care industry.

02/06/2015

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Highmark Denies In-Network Coverage To Some Pregnant Women Using Magee Womens Hospital

The ongoing dispute between Highmark and UPMC is heating up again.

01/16/2015

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Community Relieved By Opening Of Urgent Care In Braddock

There was a lot of excitement Monday over a new Allegheny Health Network urgent care center in Braddock.

01/05/2015

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Highmark-UPMC Relationship Ends With Exceptions

Jan. 1 starts a new relationship between Highmark’s insurance customers and UPMC, and it’s sometimes hard to sort out what it all means.

12/31/2014

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ATI Retirees Scrambling To Replace Canceled Life Insurance Policies

For dozens of seniors, it wasn’t the gift they wanted this Christmas.

12/26/2014

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Highmark’s CEO Answers Tough Questions On Access To UPMC

Most Highmark subscribers will soon lose low-cost access to UPMC in a consent agreement Highmark agreed to.

10/31/2014

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