Consent Decree Newsletters

***Update as of June 24, 2019*** –
UPMC Health System and Highmark Enter into a 10-year Agreement
According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that he was successful in brokering a 10-year agreement between UPMC Health System and Highmark that offers what Shapiro called “a global agreement” to allow Highmark subscribers access to UPMC. The new agreement is set to go into effect on July 1, 2019.
Many details are still to come over the next few weeks as the terms are being finalized. We will provide additional details as soon as we have more information.

Previous updates below along with the newsletters and additional information on the Consent Decrees.

Update as of February 1, 2019 – Here is a Highmark Special Announcement and Cancer Center Listing.

Both Highmark and UPMC are enforcing the terms of the state initiated Consent Decrees, which means many UPMC Health System claims that used to be covered as ‘in-network’ for Highmark are being processed as ‘out-of-network’.  It is more important than ever that participants with Highmark coverage ensure any care being considered from a UPMC Health System provider is covered under the Consent Decree before receiving care.  If not, participants could be faced with significant out-of-pocket costs that are not covered under their health plan.

Employer Newsletters:

June 2019 – Consent Decree Newsletter

April 2019 – Consent Decree Newsletter

February 2019 – Consent Decree Newsletter

January 2019 – Consent Decree Newsletter

December 2018 – Consent Decree Newsletter

September 2018 – Consent Decree Newsletter

July 2018 – Consent Decree Newsletter

June 2018 – Consent Decree Newsletter

May 2018 – Consent Decree Newsletter

Employee Newsletters:

June 2019 – Consent Decree Newsletter

April 2019 – Consent Decree Newsletter

March 2019 – Consent Decree Newsletter

February 2019 – Consent Decree Newsletter

January 2019 – Consent Decree Newsletter

December 2018 – Consent Decree Newsletter

October 2018 – Consent Decree Newsletter – Highmark (Employee)

October 2018 – Consent Decree Newsletter – UPMC (Employee)

September 2018 – Consent Decree Newsletter (Employee)

August 2018 – Consent Decree Newsletter – Highmark (Employee)

August 2018 – Consent Decree Newsletter – UPMC (Employee)

July 2018 – Consent Decree Newsletter (Employee)

June 2018 – Consent Decree Newsletter (Employee)

Additional Video Resources:

Highmark Overview Video

UPMC Overview Video

HealthAdvocate Video

 

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