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UPMC & Highmark Reach 5 Year Deal

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UPMC and Highmark have reached an agreement that brings an end to a long dispute between the two health care companies.

Governor Tom Corbett announced details of the agreement Friday morning in Harrisburg.

As part of the agreement, UPMC hospitals that serve rural areas, such UPMC-Hamot, will continue to be "in-network" for Highmark insurance customers.

Most UPMC hospitals in the Pittsburgh area will remain out of the Highmark network.

The agreement also permits certain Highmark insurance customers to continue to receive care at all UPMC facilities.
Those customers include cancer patients, medicare patients, and those needing treatment in the emergency room.

The agreement between UPMC and Highmark will remain in effect for five years.

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