Highmark Looks to Past in Developing Strategy for the Future

January 6, 2012 – In The News
Pittsburgh Business Times

Edward Kabala commented on the decision of insurance company Highmark, Inc. to affiliate with Premier Medical Associates, a large multi-specialty physicians practice in western PA.

Kabala said whether the revival of Highmark's outpatient care centers and physician practices will work will depend on a number of factors, including how well the insurer prepares for the coming era of bundled payments for services.

"Sure it can work," he said. "It's just a question of what the change in health care payments will be, the rules for accountable care organizations and what sort of integration you're going to have going forward."