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.
Wolf Administration Broadens Number Of Highmark Customers Eligible For UPMC CareThe Wolf administration says it will interpret last year's consent agreement between Highmark and UPMC in a broader way than its predecessor.
Highmark Says Its Customer Health Data Is SecureThe 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.
Health Insurers, Hospitals Vulnerable To Cyber Attack, Say ExpertsBy all accounts, the breach of Anthem, an Indianapolis-based Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance company, was stunning.
Doctors Making Modern Day House Calls Via New WebsiteInstead of waiting months for an appointment, how about you “get right in” to see the doctor and have a diagnosis in just 24 hours?