UPMC, Highmark agree to 10-year deal

Following a Commonwealth Court ruling that the UPMC/Highmark consent decrees could not be extended, Governor Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that UPMC and Highmark have agreed to enter a 10-year contract that will extend access to UPMC facilities for Highmark-insured patients.

The contract will go into effect on July 1, meaning patients will not face any disruption in their care, according to Shapiro.

This appears to be good news for Commonwealth employees covered by the Pennsylvania Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF).

More details to follow.