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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-1565


Medical Service Association of Pennsylvania d/b/a Pennsylvania Blue Shield and Veritus Inc. d/b/a Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania for Change in Control of Keystone Health Plan West, Inc., Trans-General Casualty Insurance Company, Inc., Keystone Health Plan Central, Inc., Keystone Health Plan East, Inc., United Concordia Life and Health Insurance Company, and Health Guard of Lancaster, Inc.; Doc. No. MS96-04-098

[27 Pa.B. 4981]

   And Now, this 12th day of September, 1997, under the Commonwealth Court Order and Opinion in Philadelphia County Medical Society, Raymond J. Lodise, M.D., Pennsylvania Society of Internal Medicine, and Robert B. Sklaroff, M.D., v. Linda S. Kaiser, Commissioner, Insurance Department of Pennsylvania, No. 3309 C. D. 1996, issued on August 12, 1997, and it appearing that no application for reargument or appeal has been filed with regard to the Commonwealth Court Order and Opinion, It Is Hereby Ordered That:

   In the event that either the Pennsylvania Society of Internal Medicine (Society) or Robert B. Sklaroff, M.D. desire to pursue an administrative action in the above-captioned matter, the Society or Dr. Sklaroff, or both, shall file with the Administrative Hearings Docket Clerk on or before the 27th day of October, 1997, a petition to intervene under the General Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedure, 1 Pa. Code §§ 35.27--35.32, which shall state clearly and concisely:

   The grounds of the proposed intervention in the Decision and Order issued by former Commissioner Linda S. Kaiser in the above-captioned matter on November 27, 1996;

   The facts relied upon by the petitioner from which the nature of the alleged right or interest of the petitioner can be determined;

   The position of the petitioner in the proceeding so as to fully and completely advise parties and the agency as to the specific issues of fact or law contained in the November 27, 1996 Decision and Order to be raised or controverted by the petitioner;

   The specific relief sought by the petitioner;

   Appropriate reference to the statutory or regulatory provisions, or other authority relied upon for relief; and

   Other information relevant to the matters to be raised or controverted, the interest of the petitioner in these matters, and the relief sought.

   Petitioner shall serve a copy of the above-described petition on counsel for Highmark, Inc. as identified in the Commonwealth Court case in accordance with the General Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedure, 1 Pa. Code § 33.32, and the Petition shall show the service upon Highmark's counsel.

   Interested persons shall file any protests, petitions to intervene or notices of intervention, in writing with Heidi Barry, Acting Docket Clerk, Administrative Hearings Office, Capitol Associates Building, 901 North 7th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102, on or before October 27, 1997.

   Answers to any petition to intervene shall be filed with the Administrative Hearing's Docket Clerk within 10 days after the date of service of the petition.

   Questions regarding this notice generally may be directed to Peter Salvatore at (717) 787-4429.

Acting Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1565. Filed for public inspection September 26, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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