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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and UPMC Health System Reach Agreement on Hospital Contracts.

PITTSBURGH -- Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and the UPMC Health System have reached an agreement in principle for the commercial and SecurityBlue hospital contracts which are scheduled to expire June 30.

Both parties acknowledge that the details still need to be finalized and contracts executed. They are optimistic that a final resolution will occur within two or three weeks. Once that occurs, additional information about the hospital contracts will be released.

Current discussions include long-term access to UPMC facilities for Highmark members and opportunities for the two parties to work together on some joint health care initiatives that will benefit members of the community.

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Contact: Jean Edwards of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, +1-412-544-8888; or Jane Duffield of UPMC Health System, +1-412-624-2607

Website: http://www.highmark.com/
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