‘The deal is done’: UPMC and Highmark reach 10-year pact

Kris B. Mamula and Liz Navratil | Monday, June 24, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In a deal worked out in “intense negotiations,” UPMC and Highmark have inked an agreement that will give many Highmark insurance members in-network access to UPMC doctors for the next 10 years, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Monday at a press conference in the Strip District.

The breakthrough agreement goes into effect July 1, giving many Highmark members access to UPMC doctors and hospitals for years to come.

The Pennsylvania Legislature does not limit how much lawmakers and other public officials can accept from lobbyists and others. Gifts of at least $250 in the aggregate must be reported, unless the person giving it is a friend or family member. Lawmakers also must report transportation, lodging or hospitality expenses that add up to at least $650.

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