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UPMC announced Thursday that the Hillman Cancer Center would accept all insurers, including Highmark commercial and Medicare Advantage plans. 

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next month regarding whether to extend the expiration date of a consent decree between Pittsburgh-area health care rivals UPMC and Highmark. 

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says Oklahoma got "a bad deal" in its recent $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma. The deal, which didn't directly allot any funding to those affected by Purdue's opioid marketing practices, allows the company's owners to direct future addiction research and treament in the state. 

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is asking the state Supreme Court to extend in-network access for Highmark-insured patients at UPMC facilities beyond June 30.

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The Commonwealth Court has ruled that it cannot extend the consent decree between UPMC and Highmark.  

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Western Pennsylvania’s largest health care company is suing Pennsylvania’s attorney general in U.S. District Court.

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State Sen. Jay Costa, a Democrat from Forest Hills, is proposing legislation to require Pittsburgh’s two largest health care systems to accept each others’ insurance policies. 

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Highmark health insurance has reached a five-year agreement with UPMC to allow its customers to receive care from select UPMC locations at in-network rates.