UPMC Hits Back At Pa. AG Over Extending Highmark Contract

Law360 (February 21, 2019, 6:52 PM EST) -- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hit back Thursday at Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's efforts to force the hospital and insurance network back to negotiations with Highmark Inc., claiming in state and federal court that Shapiro overstepped his bounds by trying to modify consent decrees governing the two companies' relationship.

UPMC filed a motion to dismiss Shapiro's petition to Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court seeking to extend the consent decrees that gave some Highmark insurance customers cheaper, in-network access to UPMC hospitals past the decrees' June 30, 2019, expiration date, along with a complaint in federal court claiming Shapiro had violated the...

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