Pittsburgh Business-Times / BizJournals.com, April 22, 2013

Five hospital systems want to see the state Department of Insurance consider their interests in deciding whether to approve the acquisition of the West Penn Allegheny Health System by health insurer Highmark Inc. The five so-called bridge hospitals, which employ more than 15,000 people in a five-county area, expressed concern in a letter Friday about projections that WPAHS will draw patients away from their facilities at a time when admissions throughout the region are off and hospitals are struggling with declining Medicare reimbursement.
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