UPMC and Highmark reach new contract

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Two western Pennsylvania health care giants have a deal that prevents disruption of health insurance and higher costs for many patients.

UPMC and Highmark have a new contract giving Highmark insurance customers in-network access to UPMC doctors and hospitals for the coming decade.

UPMC had opposed renewing their agreement in 2012 after Highmark purchased what’s now Allegheny Health Network. UPMC viewed the merged company as a health care services competitor… resulting in years of lawsuits.

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