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Highmark to pay 30,000 claims submitted by UPMC providers

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Highmark is agreeing to pay about 30,000 outstanding medical claims filed by rival UPMC providers.

Gov. Tom Wolf announced the development Wednesday between the two western Pennsylvania health care giants and commended Highmark for working with his administration to resolve the outstanding claims.

Since January, nearly all of the more than 900,000 insurance claims filed on behalf of Highmark subscribers who were treated by UPMC providers have been paid, but 30,000 were held up by the ongoing dispute between the two companies.

Highmark declined to disclose the amount of the claims, but spokesman David Carter suggested that UPMC held up the processing by not providing needed information.

UPMC spokesman Paul Wood says he thanks Wolf and acting Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller for resolving the disputed claims.

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