Is The Upwalker Covered By Medicare?

Is The Upwalker Covered By Medicare?

Yes, individuals who are eligible for Medicare may be enrolled in the UPMC Health Plan (PPO), UPMC for You (HMO) and UPMC for You (PPO).

members & employees

How many members do you serve?

As of June 30, 2017, UPMC has 3.4 million members.

Does UPMC have any employees?

Yes. As of June 30, 2017, UPMC has more than 103,000 employees.

Does UPMC provide medical services to its members or employees?

No. UPMC does not provide medical services directly to members or employees. UPMC administers its health plans and provides a broad range of health care services to its members and employees through its network providers and facilities.

how many hospitals does UPMC operate?

UPMC operates 51 hospitals in Western Pennsylvania, Southern New York, and Northern West Virginia.

What are UPMC's specialty hospitals?

UPMC operates four specialty hospitals including UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC Hamot, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC St. Margaret.

Do you own the hospitals you operate?

Yes. All of the hospitals operated by UPMC are owned and not for profit. UPMC is not affiliated with any for-profit health care provider.

what are UPMC's academic affiliations?

UPMC has nearly two dozen academic affiliations and schools, including the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. For more information about UPMC's academic affiliations and affiliating schools, visit the Academic Affairs page.

What are UPMC's affiliations with other institutions?

UPMC has partnerships and affiliations with more than 50 institutions, including more than 40 hospitals in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Ohio. For more information about UPMC's affiliations, visit the Partnerships & Affiliations page.

What does UPMC spend on charity care or unreimbursed health care?

UPMC provided $929 million of unreimbursed health care to people who could not pay for their care in 2016. Learn more about UPMC's Community Benefit programs.

What does UPMC spend on research?

UPMC spent more than $1.2 billion on research and development in 2016. UPMC has been ranked among the top four health systems in data released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in research and development expenditures. For more information about UPMC's research programs, visit the UPMC Health System Research page.

Where does UPMC receive its funding?

UPMC is one of the largest health care providers in the country. UPMC receives funding and support from a number of sources. They include:

government sources (Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program)

commercial payers (private health insurance companies)

employer-based health plans

voluntary health and welfare benefit plans

uninsured patients

What is UPMC's tax status?

UPMC is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt health care organization. UPMC's parent company, UPMC Enterprises, Inc., is a taxable subsidiary of UPMC.

why are you a not-for-profit health care provider?

UPMC is a not-for-profit health care provider because it is committed to community service.

UPMC's not-for-profit status is also the result of the way the health care system is organized. In our view, the for-profits are best suited to the delivery of high-priced, high-profit medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and surgeries, while nonprofit organizations do best in the areas of research, education and community service.

what is UPMC's relationship to the University of Pittsburgh?

UPMC is the largest employer of the University of Pittsburgh's faculty. Pitt and UPMC faculty jointly conduct research and teach in many of the University's schools.

does UPMC have a relationship with any other large hospitals?

UPMC has a relationship with many large hospitals and health care systems, including Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Baystate Health, Carolinas HealthCare System, Carolinas Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger Health System, Hospital Sisters Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Massachusetts General Hospital, Mayo Clinic, OhioHealth, Providence Health & Services, Saint Louis University Hospital, Stanford Health Care, Swedish Health Services, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, University of New Mexico Hospital, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

what is UPMC's relationship with the University of Pittsburgh?

UPMC has a special relationship with the University of Pittsburgh as a community-based, patient-centered, academic health system.

UPMC and Pitt share a common mission: to improve the health of the people and communities they serve.

As UPMC's provider network has grown, so has its ties to Pitt's schools of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and public health.

UPMC and Pitt conduct joint clinical care, research, and education in many areas.

UPMC is Pitt's largest employer, and Pitt and UPMC faculty conduct joint research and teach in many of Pitt's schools.

UPMC operates its own hospitals and also serves as the preferred provider network for many of Pitt's clinical programs.

UPMC and Pitt also have a common administrative structure, with Pitt's University Relations department serving as Pitt's primary liaison to UPMC.

Why does UPMC have a relationship with the University of Pittsburgh?

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