Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Monday that UMPC and Highmark have reached a deal.
Starting July 1st, a new 10-year agreement will go into effect that provides Highmark members with in-network access to the UPMC physicians and facilities. The agreement covers, not only Pittsburgh and Erie, but all across western PA. No patients will experience disruptions to their care, says Shapiro.
UPMC believes in the importance of informed consumer choice and has always sought to ensure that when UPMC is part of any insurance network, those members have full access to UPMC without contractual terms used to discourage or limit the use of UPMC’s physicians and facilities. This important consumer issue was resolved in a collaborative fashion and UPMC’s network will now be available to Highmark members. UPMC appreciates that we were able to reach this agreement with Highmark on a long-term, in-network contract.
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