Senate Bill 310 − Integrated Delivery Network Contract Dispute Resolutions
This legislation amends the Health Care Facilities Act by setting additional requirements on hospitals operating as part of an integrated delivery network.
SB 311 – Patient Access and Consumer Choice
This legislation would enact the Assuring Patient Access & Consumer Choice Act, by establishing the same contracting requirements on hospital-owned physician practice organizations operating as part of an integrated delivery network.
Senator Costa on the Issue
I am disappointed to see UPMC prevail in today’s ruling from the Commonwealth Court. Their unwillingness to prioritize patient care ahead of their profit margin cannot go on. If we don’t have a solution to the contract dispute by June 30, many folks in Western Pennsylvania will be thrown into health care chaos.
I’ll continue my work on the legislative solution, and I hope that AG Shapiro immediately begins work on an appeal of this decision to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.read more
Pittsburgh, Pa. − May 28, 2019 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. expressed hopefulness at today’s ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the case of Commonwealth vs. UPMC. In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court reversed and remanded the case back to the...read more
Senator Costa to Introduce Legislation to Halt UPMC Highmark Divorce, Require Productive, Ongoing Relationship for Benefit of Healthcare Consumers
Pittsburgh, Pa. − February 6, 2019 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. today circulated a memo seeking cosponsors for legislation that would require UPMC and Highmark to either contract with each other for services or enter mandatory arbitration if they fail to...read more