Here is the story from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Highmark is the largest health insurer in Pennsylvania and an affiliate of the BlueCross and BlueShield Association. The closing of the deal with Jefferson, valued at $350 million, gives Highmark an anchor hospital in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Highmark is also trying to finalize an approximately $1.1 billion acquisition of the West Penn Allegheny health system. The West Penn deal is pending regulatory approval of the PA State DOI.
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In unveiling his budget, PA Governor Tom Corbett revealed that PA will not participate in Medicaid expansion in its current form, but seemed open to compromise on this issue. Here is the story for the Patriot News in Harrisburg, PA.
Highmark is selling off their Medicare claims processing business in order to clear a regulatory path regarding their acquisition of West Penn Allegheny. It appears that Highmark is more interested in vertical expansion within the health care space than growing horizontally with ancillary Medicare service businesses. A Highmark EVP is quoted as saying that they plan to expand more into the medical provider business.
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The story is from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Highmark is looking for injunctive relief to block University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers (UPMC) from airing ads which talk about the termination of portions of their contract with Highmark in June of 2012.
UPMC is considered a very important medical provider in the Pittsburgh market.
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“An Introduction to Transamerica LTC”
Wednesday, April 27th 2011
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