Emerges as preferred partner over Geisinger Health System and Highmark Inc.
Lawmakers want the state’s largest health insurer, Highmark Inc., and largest hospital network, UPMC, to negotiate on a contract that is soon set to expire.
Highmark officials work through the $1 billion-plus debt that comes with the West Penn Allegheny Health System merger.
Even as Highmark Inc. and West Penn Allegheny Health System talk about starting a new relationship, their old disputes continue to play out before the Supreme Court, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
In less than a year, clients of Highmark Inc. health care plans who use physicians affilliated with UPMC Health System probably will have a choice to make, reports the Beaver County Times.
Highmark Inc. is contemplating taking over West Penn Allegheny Health System, changing the regional health care landscape.
In PA, some nurse practitioners are now considered as primary care providers, a title that was once only given to physicians.
The health insurance company says the department plans to use illegal obtained information in a public document, among other charges.
The health insurance retail stores are the first of their kind in PA.
If Independence Blue Cross and Highmark Inc. had agreed to let another “Blue” company sell health insurance in the Philadelphia market to provide competition, their proposed merger probably would have been approved, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Joel Ario said yesterday.