Highmark Inc

Type: Company
Name: Highmark Inc
Nationality: United States
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 2 reports

Highmark vs. UPMC: The saga continues

"It's like fourth grade," Judge Dan Pellegrini said of a court hearing Wednesday regarding the ongoing dispute between Pittsburgh health giants Highmark and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.The state wants Highmark to include UPMC providers ... [Published FierceHealthPayer - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Christiana seeking re-election to represent Beaver and Washington counties.

Just three years out of college, Republican Jim Christiana of Beaver was elected to represent the 15th District in the state House of Representatives. The Republican candidate is seeking his third term since that initial victory in 2009.A self-described ... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Highmark Announces Entering Into and Closing of MobiWeed Asset Purchase Agreement and Issuance of Shares

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Highmark Marketing Inc. (CSE:HMK)(FRANKFURT:1HM)(PINKSHEETS:HMKTF) ("Highmark") is pleased to announce that it has entered into and closed a definitive asset purchase agreement dated October ... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 3 reports

Judge refuses Highmark's request to block hearing on health plan

By Steve Twedt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette McClatchy-Tribune Information ServicesOct. 21 --A federal judge Tuesday refused Highmark's motion to block Wednesday's scheduled hearing in state court regarding its Community Blue HMO Medicare Advantage Plan.Senior ... [Published Insurance News Net - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Highmark Insurance Company Announces Coverage for VeriStrat Assay

Biodesix, Boulder, Colo, recently announced that its VeriStrat test has received a positive coverage decision from Highmark Inc, a Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate organization and one of the largest insurance companies in the United States at 5.3 million ... [Published Clinical Lab Products - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Morning Headlines 10/15/14

AMA Provides Blueprint to Improve the Meaningful Use ProgramThe AMA publishes a wish list of Meaningful Use Stage 3 criteria as part of a letter to CMS. Within the list, AMA calls for more flexibility on threshold measurements, reduced penalties for those ... [Published HIStalk - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Highmark executive preaches passion

A top executive at health insurance giant Highmark advised students to find a job they’re passionate about and seize opportunities during a recent visit to Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.Deborah Rice-Johnson, president of Highmark Health Plan for ... [Published Herald-Standard - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

PA Looks to Implement a Statewide Medical Home Model

Pennsylvania State Representative Matthew Baker introduced House Bill 1655 which establishes the Patient-Centered Medical Home Advisory Council. The act also provides for the development of a plan to implement a Statewide medical home model. HB 1655 has ... [Published HIMSS - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Fábregas: Seniors, beware of Highmark’s $0 health insurance pitch

The nerve.What's unnerving about the latest Highmark-UPMC smackdown is that it involves seniors.Yes, senior citizens who use Medicare — the same people who until now were untouched by this tiresome, torturous three-year headache.People who use Medicare, ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 4 reports

Highmark defends new coverage, criticizes legal action

Highmark shot back at regulators Friday afternoon, calling a request for an injunction against the insurer over its new Medicare Advantage health insurance plan the “wrong action” at the “wrong time.”“The burden is on the state to explain why they are ... [Published Pittsburgh Business Times - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 4 reports

State threatens suit against Highmark over new Medicare Advantage plan

The state is threatening legal action against health insurer Highmark Inc. over new insurance coverage for seniors, adding confusion to a market already roiled by an ad war and searing competition.In a letter to Highmark Oct. 3, the Insurance Department, ... [Published Pittsburgh Business Times - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 5 reports

Highmark hikes seniors’ rates up to 110%

Seniors are getting a shock by how much more they will have to pay Highmark Inc. for insurance coverage next year, learning in some cases that their monthly premium for Medicare coverage will more than double.The biggest health insurer in the state blames ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Oct 03 2014]

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The latest court wrangling had Pellegrini with his head in his hands. "Do you know how silly this proceeding sounds?" he asked. "It's all about money and it's all about market share. That's what this whole thing is about."
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...reimbursement to provide the funds necessary to ensure all children get the glasses they need to succeed in school and in life," said Beutner. "Our efforts in California have been funded entirely by private donations, so this marks a new and exciting public/private partnership model for our organization and for the future."
...More recently, the health plan partnered with MinuteClinic and added 900-plus sites of care to its network. "I want to be in the health business — not just the illness treatment business" Mr. Dowling told Becker's in 2012

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Highmark vs. UPMC: The saga continues [Published FierceHealthPayer - Oct 23 2014]
List of banks that will support Apple Pay in co... [Published 9 to 5 Mac - Oct 23 2014]
Christiana seeking re-election to represent Bea... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 23 2014]
Vision To Learn Launches in Delaware [Published Myrtle Beach Sun News - Oct 23 2014]
The 10 most admired CEOs in healthcare [Published Beckers Hospital Review - Oct 23 2014]
Contempt citation sought by state against Highm... [Published Insurance News Net - Oct 23 2014]
Highmark Announces Entering Into and Closing of... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 22 2014]
Judge refuses Highmark's request to block heari... [Published Insurance News Net - Oct 22 2014]
Highmark pushes back against state regulators [Published Pittsburgh Business Times - Oct 21 2014]
Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee ... [Published Noodls - Oct 21 2014]
Penn Highlands Clearfield to build medical faci... [Published Noodls - Oct 21 2014]
Highmark Insurance Company Announces Coverage f... [Published Clinical Lab Products - Oct 21 2014]
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Highmark executive preaches passion [Published Herald-Standard - Oct 19 2014]
Open enrollment puts varied impact of health ca... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Oct 19 2014]
PA Looks to Implement a Statewide Medical Home ... [Published HIMSS - Oct 18 2014]
Fábregas: Seniors, beware of Highmark’s $0 heal... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Oct 18 2014]
Highmark contactor gets pushback from care prov... [Published Pittsburgh Business Times - Oct 17 2014]
Delaware drops Medcaid coverage, job losses likely [Published FierceHealthPayer - Oct 17 2014]
Obamacare cancellations, again: Column [Published USA Today - Oct 17 2014]
Highmark Launches First Insurance Product Focus... [Published BCBSA - Oct 16 2014]
BRIEF: Port Authority prepares to switch from H... [Published Insurance News Net - Oct 16 2014]
Port Authority to save $6.5M switching from Hig... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 16 2014]
Port Authority prepares to switch from Highmark... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Oct 16 2014]
Highmark introduces pay-for-value healthcare op... [Published Beckers Hospital Review - Oct 16 2014]
Pennsylvania, Highmark in Dispute Over New Medi... [Published Individual.com - Oct 15 2014]
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List of banks that will support Apple Pay in co... [Published 9 to 5 Mac - Oct 23 2014]
Visa has published a list of banks and financial institutions that will support Apple Pay in the United States ‘in the coming weeks’, while Mastercard has it’s own list of supported banks arriving in the coming months. The mobile payments service ...
Pennsylvania Seniors Express 'Shock' over Premi... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 05 2014]
Pennsylvania seniors are expressing outrage as their health insurance premiums skyrocket and in some cases more than double due to Obamacare. "I was shocked," Charles Stull, a 74-year-old retired teacher from Mt. Lebanon told the Pittsburgh Tribune ...
How the ACA forces payers to reinvent their bus... [Published Hospital Impact - Oct 02 2014]
by Kent Bottles The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with its payment reform components that champion the transition from fee-for-service to global, value-based payments, continually to stirs up the healthcare insurance industry. ...
Teladoc snags $50 mln in round led by Jafco [Published PE Hub Blog - Sep 23 2014]
Dallas-based telehealth provider Teladoc said Tuesday that it has secured $50 million in funding. Jafco Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included FLAG Capital Management, Greenspring Associates, Mellon, QuestMark ...
Highmark's transition plan to Pennsylvania Insu... [Published PR Newswire: Health - Sep 02 2014]
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the goal of reducing customer confusion about its members' access to UPMC facilities and doctors, Highmark Inc.'s final transition plan today was posted on the Pennsylvania Insurance Department website and ...
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Geisinger and Highmark Reach Agreement on Five-... [Published Financial Services - Jul 23 2014]
Patients First initiative delivers certainty fo... [Published Financial Services - Jun 27 2014]
Highmark Inc. partners with industry leader to ... [Published Financial Services - May 20 2014]
Highmark makes donation to American Red Cross t... [Published PR Newswire - Jan 15 2014]
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