In 2004, the region’s two largest hospital systems sought to redraw the map of Pennsylvania. Although their hospitals, clinics and headquarters all sit in and around Allegheny County, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and West Penn Allegheny Health System asked Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly, to identify them…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Hospitals say a skewed Medicare payment system may cripple them
At Highmark, we probably spend in the range of $2530 billion a year in paying claims. That’s a lot of money, and we take the responsibility seriously to try to help organize a system that spends that money wisely — because ultimately that’s all of our money.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading Examining the problems and solutions of U.S. healthcare
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