University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

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Provider-payer battles: Are value-based payments, price transparency to blame?

The financial pressures associated with the seismic change taking hold in the healthcare industry may be behind high-profile disputes between healthcare organizations and insurance companies, according to  Becker's Hospital Review.

How payers, providers make bundled payments work [Special Report]

This  FierceHealthPayer  special report explains the basics of bundled payment agreements, identifies some of the most successful use cases for bundled payments, examines the positive impact that bundled payments can have on care delivery and discusses what it will take for bundled payments to spread beyond today's use cases.

Do state officials have authority over Medicare Advantage insurers?

As Pennsylvania officials have attempted to force Highmark into expanding its Medicare Advantage network, Highmark pushed back by claiming that the state lacks authority over the federal program.

Highmark could be the industry's next trendsetter

Some of Highmark's trendsetting actions have put the Pittsburgh-based insurer in the national spotlight this year.

UPMC hit with 19 charges of unfair labor practices

The National Labor Relations Board has charged UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) with harassing and intimidating workers who are trying to form a union at several of its hospitals, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports.

UPMC sues Highmark, claiming false advertising

A high-pitched battle between rival Pittsburgh healthcare organizations took another turn for the worse this week when University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the region's largest healthcare system, sued Highmark for false advertising.

Fraud prevention: Decipher the claims data story

Payers sift through and analyze millions of provider claims, working to prevent fraud and cut costs. They rightly consider these claims as valuable points of information that help identify...

Hospital groups urge Congress to protect tax-exempt bond financing

The American Hospital Association and 11 other associations urged Congress to protect tax-exempt bond financing for public and private nonprofit hospitals, colleges and universities as part of the tax reform working group process.

Docs leave struggling West Penn amid Highmark fallout

Four prominent orthopaedic surgeons will join UPMC in January, bringing the number of specialists who left West Penn for rival UPMC in the past two months up to eight.

Public questions hospital property tax exemptions

Even though UPMC is the largest property owner by value in Allegheny County, Pa., its nonprofit status makes 86 percent of its property tax-free.