UPMC 'moves' Hillman for chemotherapy savings

Insurance News Net / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 11, 2014

The sign on the door says UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, but as of June 1, the Shadyside cancer treatment facility became an outpatient clinic of Oakland'sMagee-Womens Hospital. It's an accounting move that UPMC hopes will save the health network millions of dollars a year on therapeutic cancer drugs, because Magee is able to order those drugs at a special discount, thanks to a federal program. UPMC Passavant's cancer program, physically based in McCandless, is also being "transferred"-- in a paperwork sense, not a geographic one -- to Magee's stewardship, according to a UPMC spokeswoman.


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