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10-Year UPMC, Highmark Agreement Announced
The Government Affairs Committee of the A-K STRONG Chamber of Commerce took action this past year when the looming June 30 2019 deadline for dissolution of in-network care by UPMC for patients insured by Highmark was challenged by Attorney General Josh Shapiro. We initiated a survey of member businesses and learned that more than 50% of individuals insured would be adversely affected.
On behalf of our membership, the Chamber wrote to Attorney General Shapiro, the presidents of both UPMC and Highmark, Governor Wolf and our state and federal legislators.
We are extremely pleased that UPMC and Highmark have reached the 10-Year accord announced June 26. Those who require UPMC trusted physicians and facilities and who are insured by Highmark, continue to have in-network care. They will not have to change physicians. They will not have to pay out of pocket and up front to receive care. They may be treated at the facility of their choice.
We urge UPMC and Highmark to continue communication, improve upon this agreement and prove that continuity of care for Pennsylvanians is first and foremost.
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