Attorney general files legal action against UPMC, saying hospital system has strayed from charitable

Feb 8, 2019

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    Attorney general files legal action against UPMC, saying hospital system has strayed from charitable mission

    One of my uplines said agents who represent UHC in Erie and Allegheny Counties, PA had a field day during AEP as the hospitals in question here are in their network. It's also helping out for a good OEP.

    The showdown has been simmering for some time. For many years, UPMC accepted Highmark health insurance, and Highmark covered the bills of many of the Pittsburgh region’s residents who could see any doctor in the UPMC network.

    Relations soured between the two health care giants in 2011 when Highmark decided to buy the former West Penn Allegheny Health System and create a direct competitor to UPMC, which also offers health insurance and medical care.

    The two have battled since then -- sometimes in court.
     
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