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2014-01-06 16:27:30

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lehigh Valley Health Network is now a participating provider with UPMC Health Plan's top-rated Medical Assistance program and Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) program. Effective immediately, all UPMC for You (Medical Assistance) and UPMC for Kids (CHIP) members will have access to all Lehigh Valley Health Network facilities and physicians. Lehigh Valley Health Network is one of the nation's most respected health providers, offering...

2013-11-06 12:28:39

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan is launching an online, interactive report detailing the growth and evolution of the Allegheny County Maternal and Child Health Care Collaborative, a community-based collaboration designed to improve health care service delivery and outcomes for Medicaid-eligible parents and their young children. The report, Perspectives on the Allegheny County Maternal and Child Health Collaborative, highlights the involvement of the key...

2013-10-10 16:26:53

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC for Life - the Medicare Advantage product line of UPMC Health Plan - is now available for the first time to residents of Lancaster County who are eligible for Medicare in 2014. "UPMC for Life is right for Lancaster because our network includes the best hospitals, our health plans are of the highest quality, our benefits provide more than Original Medicare alone, and we also offer access to our Health Care Concierge team," said Eugene...

2013-10-10 16:26:48

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC for Life - the Medicare Advantage product of UPMC Health Plan - is offering four unique HMO plans in 2014, each designed to meet the specific needs of Medicare-eligible consumers at precisely a time when many of those consumers are looking to improve their coverage. Each year during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, about one-third of Medicare members in western Pennsylvania - or more than 145,000 members - look at different plans to...

2013-10-01 12:29:34

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 1, 2013, UPMC Health Plan will offer a wide variety of health plans for individuals residing in western Pennsylvania through the newly created Health Insurance Marketplace. All of UPMC Health Plan's health insurance plans will offer a network of excellent community physicians and hospitals as well as the top-ranked UPMC physicians and UPMC hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report. "UPMC Health Plan is proud to offer...

2013-09-26 16:27:07

- No. 1 Cancer Center in U.S. Has New Home in New Jersey - CAMDEN, N.J., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Cooper University Health Care and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center signed a partnership agreement to create MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Camden. This new, integrated cancer center will be the first partnership for MD Anderson in the Northeast. MD Anderson is located in Houston, Texas, and is the No. 1 cancer center in the United States...

2013-08-21 12:25:30

Actress, Singer and Dancer Appears in Public Service Announcements for QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" WEST CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As a multitalented actress, singer and dancer who has launched her own shoe collection, Julianne Hough knows the allure of amazing shoes. This year, she is channeling her love of footwear into a strong fight against breast cancer. Through her involvement with QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale," Hough aims to prove that shoes can...

2013-08-14 16:25:54

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today released the following statement regarding Highmark and UPMC: "Recent advertising and news reports regarding healthcare coverage and access to providers in western Pennsylvania are causing confusion and great concern among consumers who use Highmark insurance products and UPMC hospitals and providers. Over the past months, my administration has been directly involved in overseeing a transition to...

2013-07-30 12:29:32

LUNGevity Foundation awards sixgrants to outstanding researchers for significant lung cancer research projects; additional awards to be announced later this year WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation, which supports the largest grant awards program of any lung-cancer focused organization in the U.S., announced that it has awarded $900,000 in new lung cancer research funds to sixexceptional researchers through its Career Development and Targeted...

2013-06-10 12:27:31

CAMDEN, N.J., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center have signed a letter of intent to form a partnership that will provide cancer patients in the region with access to the most advanced cancer treatments available. The institutions have agreed to create a joint Cooper-MD Anderson Cancer Center and co-branded centers in New Jersey. The partnership includes exclusivity for MD Anderson and Cooper in New Jersey, Delaware and parts of...