Pa. Supreme Court: For Highmark Medicare Advantage members, UPMC facilities, docs will remain in-network
Ruling will allow 182,000 seniors to avoid paying heftier out-of-network rates.
Public health advocates hope these arrangements could spread across the country.
“The conversation should not start in the last two weeks, when everybody expects the patient to die,” said Dr. Bernard Bernacki.
Communication between hospitals and post-acute care providers is getting new attention as Medicare escalates penalties against hospitals.
Turing caused a furor in September when it acquired the drug and immediately raised the price from $13.50 a tablet to $750 a tablet.
Kyree Beachem, an 8-year-old girl from Ellwood City with Kyree’s Dream Team Facebook page, received a quadruple organ transplant Wednesday.
A daily pill that can slash the risk of HIV remains an unknown to thousands of primary care doctors and nurses, a federal agency cautioned.
Raelynn Jackson received an award from a statewide association for her Meds 2 Beds program.
The Parachute, which helps a left ventricle pump blood, is being tested at more than 60 locations, including AGH and UPMC Presbyterian.
Health-related events for the coming week.
Some questions and answers about what to expect after having a heart attack.
Coca-Cola Co. CEO Muhtar Kent said in a statement that “it has become clear to us that there was not a sufficient level of transparency.
Rhona Applebaum is Coke’s chief health and science officer; the company says it has accepted her retirement.
The merger would create the world’s largest drugmaker with high-profile products such as Botox, Lipitor and Viagra.
Allegheny County Health Department posted Consumer Alerts for the two restaurants.
New national data show that cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are climbing in the United States.
Health insurance company says “a continuing deterioration” in the market is forcing the withdrawal.
Ron Stotish, AquaBounty’s CEO, said in a statement that the fish is a “game changer that brings healthy and nutritious food to consumers.”
Rijuven Corp CEO Evens Augustin said the device — called a clinic in a bag — amps up the capabilities of the stethoscope.
An official said the dissatisfaction with veteran services appears rooted in delays for VA care and difficulty accessing those services.
Benjamin Handen, a professor of psychiatry, pediatrics and psychology, heads a team that includes researchers from the U.S. and England.
A House vote on the bill could come as soon as next week, but it's not clear if still-unresolved issues will stall the legislation,
A Carnegie Mellon University study explains how and why the hippocampus region of the brain grows during route planning and navigation.
Presbyterian SeniorCare says it would be modeled on its Woodside Place facility in Oakmont.
Pennsylvania’s first milk bank announces first donations promised to help premature babies in need of health-sustaining breast milk.
There are tips to follow to handle your Thanksgiving bird correctly through cooking and storage.
Former volunteer firefighter Patrick Hardison had undergone more than 70 surgeries that involved multiple grafts from his leg to his face.
Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll, is holding its annual Light-Up Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday in its Central Plaza.
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The Allegheny County Health Department posted consumer alerts at Rudy's Bar & Grill in McKees Rocks and Golden Gate Chinese in Clairton.
Many states require people with hepatitis C to prove that they abstain from drug use before getting covered through Medicaid.
As hospital officials say is happening all too frequently, medical protocol took a back seat to health insurance coverage for Patrick Kelly.
Sky-high deductibles that are leaving some newly insured feeling nearly as vulnerable as they were before they had coverage
The accord also clarified that Highmark members with a confirmed pregnancy by Dec. 31 may continue to use UPMC on an in-network basis.
Compared with a decade ago, the increase was significant: In 2003 and 2004, about 32 percent of adults were obese, experts say.
Joe Pasqualini received the Comeback Award from Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association for his road to recovery.
Cancer treatment savings of $200 million forecast for next three years for Highmark members.
A study finds that adults ages 18 to 90 across the BMI continuum with an apple shape had an increased risk of an early death.
Medics packed the arm in ice and after eight hours of surgery, doctors the hospital told his mother they had reattached the limb.
Strategy will be the “centerpiece” of a national task force report that will be presented to President Obama by year’s end.
Highmark could face up to $188 million in fees in a dispute that has dragged on for years as part of contract negotiations.
Health-related event listings for Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.
City councilman says the market needed to shut down early to accommodate opening of Schenley Skating Rink.
The bill would make it easier for judges to order treatment and for caregivers to have access to patients’ mental health treatment plans.
Medical marijuana could come to Pennsylvania as social tolerance grows.
At issue is Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most employers provide insurance coverage that includes provisions for contraceptives.
The Drug Enforcement Administration will partner with health care professionals and community and social service organizations.
The change was prompted by a measles outbreak in California earlier this year, said state Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy.
UPMC Health Plan is offering some of the lowest rates in the country for one plan and is holding rate hike requests under 10 percent.
Doctors, patients and the legislative system are all struggling to address the national organ shortage in the United States.