Healthcare

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Woman Recovering From Double Lung Transplant Thanks Pittsburgh For Generosity

A mother from North Carolina wants to thank Pittsburgh. She says the generosity of the people here saved her life.

06/17/2015

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State Wins Court Order In UPMC-Highmark Fight Over Medicare

Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Kathleen Kane hailed a court decision Friday that they had sought in a bid to protect Medicare Advantage enrollees caught in the middle of a feud between two western Pennsylvania health care giants.

05/29/2015

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Highmark Loses Hospitals’ Lawsuit Over Reimbursement Cuts

A Western Pennsylvania health insurance giant will have to pay a dozen hospitals money that it withheld, a judge is ruling.

05/08/2015

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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.

04/27/2015

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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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UPMC Cancels Highmark’s Medical Advantage Low-Cost Access For Seniors

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is threatening to terminate its Medicare contract with rival Highmark, which could cause about 180,000 seniors in western Pennsylvania to lose in-network access to UPMC hospitals and doctors next year.

04/09/2015

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Pittsburgh VA Clears Up Backlog, Shortens Wait Times

Congress was shocked to learn that at a VA facility in Phoenix, Ariz. 1,700 veterans had languished on waiting lists – and some had died awaiting care.

04/06/2015

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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

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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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Deadline Approaching To Sign Up & Make Changes To Coverage Under Affordable Care Act

The deadline is fast approaching to sign up for or make changes to your healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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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