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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-963


Highmark, Inc. and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Provider Reimbursement Adjustments to Allowances--UCR and PremierBlue; Rate Filing

[39 Pa.B. 2651]
[Saturday, May 23, 2009]

   On May 11, 2008, the Insurance Department (Department) received from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Highmark Blue Shield filing number 1-Pricing (Provider Reimbursement) 09-HI requesting to adjust the base UCR Level II allowances and PremierBlue Shield preferred provider program Fee Schedule allowances for select procedures.

   Highmark requests approval to implement the increases effective immediately upon approval, subject to notification and disclosure requirements.

   Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to August 5, 2009, the subject filing may be deemed approved by operation of law.

   A copy of the filing is available on the Department's web site at Under the Quick Links section, click on the link ''Rate Filings Published in the PA Bulletin.''

   Copies of the filing are also available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal working hours at the Department's Harrisburg office.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Cherri Sanders-Jones, Insurance Department, Insurance Product Regulation and Market Enforcement, Room 1311, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 15 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-963. Filed for public inspection May 22, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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