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May 28, 2015: 'Trip wire': UPMC says it cut Highmark members after insurer stopped paying higher rates for cancer treatment

Created on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

UPMC decided to deny some 182,000 Highmark Medicare Advantage plan members in-network access to its doctors and hospitals after the health insurer last year said it would not pay UPMC higher rates for administering cancer–fighting drugs, a lawyer for the hospital giant argued Wednesday morning.

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May 28, 2015: UPMC, Highmark decline invitation to negotiate

Created on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

At the end of a 10-hour hearing Wednesday, the judge asked attorneys for UPMC and Highmark if they could negotiate the question of access to the UPMC hospital network for Highmark Medicare Advantage customers in 2016.

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May 28, 2015: The Post-Launch Problem: The Affordable Care Act’s Persistently High Administrative Costs

Created on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Last year we, and many others, drew attention to the chaotic and costly roll out of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) exchanges.

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May 28, 2015: Drug Program for Poor Dropped From 'Cures' Bill

Created on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Critics, proponents await revised guidelines on the program's operation

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May 28, 2015: Linking cancer drug prices to their performance

Created on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

A year ago, Express Scripts told a room filled with representatives of hundreds of health insurance plans about its designs to lower costs of new hepatitis C medicines.

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May 28, 2015: Antitrust Lawsuits Target Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Created on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Customers, health-care providers accuse insurance network of acting as a cartel

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May 28, 2015: How Herpes Is Being Used to Fight Cancer

Created on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Patients whose cells were treated with this STD were 8 times more likely to survive than a control group

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May 27, 2015: New Push Ties Cost of Drugs to How Well They Work

Created on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

As drug costs rise, Express Scripts seeks new payment deals for some cancer medications

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May 27, 2015: Congress waking up to 340B corporate slush fund

Created on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

By the time it got to the president’s desk, the final page tally of the Affordable Care Act came in at 2,700 pages.

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May 27, 2015: Varian Medical Systems and Flatiron Health to Develop Next Generation of Cloud-based Oncology Software

Created on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Strategic alliance unites oncology technology leaders to offer data analytics, electronic health record and decision support solutions for cancer treatment centers around the world.

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