West Penn Blasts UPMC Antitrust Claims In Hospital Feud

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 9:03 PM EDT) -- The ongoing feud between rival Pennsylvania health care firms was elevated Monday when West Penn Allegheny Health System asked a federal judge to dismiss claims by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center that West Penn conspired with insurer Highmark to shut other providers out of the market.

West Penn's motion blasted a counterclaim UPMC filed earlier this month alleging that West Penn and its partner, health insurer Highmark, used anti-competitive tactics to maintain a "stranglehold" on Western Pennsylvania's health insurance market, saying UPMC failed to show...
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