Pa. Bill Would Let State Intervene In UPMC-Highmark Row

Law360, Philadelphia (January 29, 2014, 6:43 PM EST) -- Pointing to the ongoing contract dispute between Highmark Inc. and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unveiled legislation Tuesday that would expand the power of the state’s insurance commissioner to intervene in disputes between insurers and health care providers.

Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, said Highmark and UPMC’s refusal to negotiate a contract required legislative action that would grant the state additional power to get involved and ensure that consumers were able to access the health care facilities of...
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