Published on: Friday, February 7, 2014

Health Care Plan Subscribers Save With Fewer Choices of Doctor, Hospital, Insurers Say

Pittsburgh Tribune (02/07/14) Nixon, Alex

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has informed insurers it will evaluate plans they intend to sell on in 2015 to ensure they provide an adequate network of medical providers. In Western Pennsylvania, the region’s largest network of hospitals and doctors, UPMC, says narrow-network Community Blue plans from Highmark Inc. exclude UPMC hospitals and doctors, resulting in confusion among some patients. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has received two consumer complaints about Community Blue since the beginning of the year, according to a department spokesperson.

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