Highmark, UPMC Extend Contract Amid Antitrust Feud

Law360, Philadelphia (August 28, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT) -- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and insurer Highmark Inc. have agreed to an 18-month contract extension to ensure policyholders have continued access to the hospital amid its antitrust challenge to the insurer's merger with a rival system, according to state records released Tuesday.

Information about the deal, which extends until Dec. 31, 2014, a 10-year deal between Highmark and UPMC that was set to expire June 30, was released Tuesday as part of updated filings with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department regarding the insurer’s proposed $475...
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