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UPMC Altoona Merger
7/2/2013
 
 
 

Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she is monitoring the merger between Altoona Regional and UPMC.  Kane said in a news release that she has no immediate objections to the merger but wants to keep an eye on it to make sure there are no negative impacts on patient care.  There are some concerns because UPMC will stop accepting Highmark Insurance at Pittsburgh area hospitals soon.  Many people in Blair County are insured through Highmark.  UPMC has promised to maintain Highmark members access to the Altoona Hospital but nothing has been put in writing yet.  The hospital issues a statement this afternoon saying it appreciates the investigation.

  
 
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