Feds: Woman Repeatedly Dislocated Shoulder To Get Pain PillsA Pennsylvania woman charged with purposely and repeatedly dislocating her shoulder so she could get painkillers is scheduled to plead guilty.
Court Says UPMC Must Keep Cheaper Rates In Medicare PlansPennsylvania seniors and others enrolled in an insurer's Medicare Advantage plans won't have to pay comparatively higher rates in the coming years for services through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.
UPMC, Highmark Resolve Dispute Over In-Network RatesHealth insurer Highmark Inc. and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have resolved their dispute over which Highmark members can maintain in-network access to UPMC doctors and hospitals.
Panel: Highmark Wrongly Lowered Cancer Payments To UPMCAn arbitration panel says Highmark violated a $188 million contract with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and must now pay millions of dollars for past claims.
Supreme Court Hears UPMC's Appeal Of Medicare RulingThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's appeal of a lower-court ruling forcing it to maintain in-network rates for Highmark Inc.'s 182,000 Medicare Advantage customers.
Supreme Court Gives UPMC Expedited Appeal In Highmark BattleThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court has granted the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's request for an expedited appeal in UPMC's battle over Highmark's Medicare Advantage rates.
State Wins Court Order In UPMC-Highmark Fight Over MedicareGov. 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.
Highmark Loses Hospitals' Lawsuit Over Reimbursement CutsA Western Pennsylvania health insurance giant will have to pay a dozen hospitals money that it withheld, a judge is ruling.
Gov. Wolf, AG Ask Court To Enforce UPMC, Highmark Consent DecreeGov. 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.
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UPMC Cancels Highmark's Medical Advantage Low-Cost Access For SeniorsThe 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.
Pittsburgh Bike Sharing Program Finally Hits The Ground RunningA new bike sharing program looks to finally get off the ground in Pittsburgh.