Agreement Between Highmark And Upmc

“This PR sparked an intense dialogue last week, first between me and (CEO) Jeffrey Romoff of UPMC, then with David Holmberg of Highmark, and then culminated with the three of us,” Shapiro said. “It was an honest, tough and productive dialogue about what steps we could take together to protect access to care, no matter what the court ended up saying.” On the other side of the deal, UPMC policyholders will not suddenly have access to all Facilities in the Allegheny Health Network. The agreement does not cover patients in other parts of Pennsylvania. Following the Commonwealth Court decision of 14 UPMC held a productive and resourceful meeting with Highmark to outline its offer to grant networked access to the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to Highmark members suspected or confirmed of a cancer or hematology diagnosis. Highmark recognized, as does everyone else, that UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is as important to the well-being of the region as UPMC Children`s special hospitals and UPMC Western Psychiatric. These discussions quickly spread to other areas and an agreement was reached in the best interests of the patients and communities we serve. Shapiro said the ten-year treaty marks a new era of “enhanced compromise and cooperation” between competing systems. . . .

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