A Pennsylvania judge last week put an end to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Highmark Health’s five-year-old consent agreement, which allowed some Highmark members to receive in-network care at UPMC’s competing hospitals. Highmark’s 252,778 Medicare Advantage members will lose in-network access to UPMC facilities June 30, unless the state Supreme Court reverses the decision. The dispute stems from Highmark’s decision to establish a competing health system, Alleghany Health Network, in 2013.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans