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Doctor Takes Closer Look At Unnecessary Surgeries In New Book

Dr. Paul Ruggieri released his new book, “The Cost of Cutting: A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion-Dollar Industry” this week where he exposes the hidden truths behind why surgery is so expensive.

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Regulators, Highmark Spell Out Post-UPMC Plan

Officials with health insurer Highmark Inc. and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department have spelled out a plan for Highmark customers to continue using doctors from the rival University of Pittsburgh Medical Center once Highmark’s provider agreement with UPMC ends Jan. 1.

09/03/2014

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Primary Care Providers Can Help Teens Find, Manage Treatment For Depression

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — About 11 percent of adolescents in the United States have an episode of depression by age 18. “A combination of medicine and therapy can be effective, and in certain circumstances, either medicine […]

08/28/2014

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Identity Thieves May Be After Your Health Insurance

In the wrong hands your insurance card is worth a fortune. It’s actually the largest target of identity thieves who want it to obtain free health care.

08/19/2014

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Highmark’s New CEO Discusses Relationship With UPMC

David Holmberg has been Highmark’s CEO for just eight weeks. And the region’s largest insurance company — that now provides health services through its Allegheny Health Network — has been embroiled with UPMC.

07/18/2014

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Supreme Court: Can’t Make Employers Cover Contraception

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

06/30/2014

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Details Of UPMC, Highmark Split Made Public

UPMC has agreed to allow some Highmark insurance enrollees under certain conditions to continue using its doctors and facilities at in-network rates under a consent decree filed in court Friday after a long and bitter fight between the two western Pennsylvania health care giants.

06/27/2014

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UPMC, Highmark Reach Deal On Highmark Access To UPMC Facilities In 2015

UPMC and Highmark have agreed to a transition plan, sources tell KDKA-TV money editor Jon Delano.

06/25/2014

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Excela Health To Expand Its Frick Hospital To A Medical Mall

A multi-million dollar upgrade to Excela Health’s Frick Hospital in Mount Pleasant is an economic boost to southern Westmoreland and northern Fayette Counties.

06/13/2014

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Highmark Changes CEOs After Less Than 2 Years

Highmark Inc., the state’s largest insurance company, is changing chief executive officers for the second time in less than two years.

05/21/2014

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Pittsburgh Woman Gets Private Meeting With President

Kim Francis, of Squirrel Hill, was surprised when she and her parents, Judy and Mike Sparlin, were invited to hear the president and vice president speak at CCAC on Wednesday. But that was just the start.

04/17/2014

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Allegheny County Sticking With Health Care Provider Highmark

Allegheny County officials say they are sticking with Highmark as the health care provider for its employees.

04/15/2014

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Senators Offer Bi-Partisan Bill To Give Highmark Customers Access To UPMC

In just nine months, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield subscribers will lose low-cost access to UPMC doctors and facilities.

03/24/2014

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Mayor Meets With UPMC CEO, Talk Pay Increases, Highmark Dispute

It was a meeting set weeks ago, but Wednesday’s discussion between Mayor Bill Peduto and UPMC’s CEO Jeffrey Romoff took on greater significance in the wake of demonstrations that shut down part of Grant Street this week.

03/05/2014

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Top Republicans: No Legislative Fix For Highmark-UPMC Dispute

Don’t look to the state legislature to solve the Highmark — UPMC dispute, say the state Senate’s top Republican and chair of its Insurance Committee.

02/25/2014

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