HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general wants the state Supreme Court to reconsider a judge’s decision not to stop the pending dissolution of the business relationship between two enormous health care providers.READ MORE: Woman In Critical Condition Following Shooting In Homewood
Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Monday asked the justices to take up the dispute over the June 30 end of a consent decree between UPMC and Highmark Health.
The two companies’ relationship was about to end in 2014 when then-Gov. Tom Corbett got them to sign a five-year consent decree that kept in-network rates for Highmark customers in the Pittsburgh area and Erie.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Stabbing Three People In Carrick
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That agreement is about to expire, meaning customers with Highmark insurance might be unable to get in-network treatment through UPMC’s network.
A Commonwealth Court judge ruled last week he didn’t have authority to extend the June 30 date.MORE NEWS: 8-Year-Old Boy Spreading Positivity Makes Stop In Pittsburgh
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