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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-2151


Highmark Inc., d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, d/b/a Pennsylvania Blue Shield; Filing No. 99090000

[29 Pa.B. 6389]

   Highmark Inc., d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, d/b/a Pennsylvania Blue Shield submitted filing number 99090000 seeking authority to reduce the allowances for therapuetic drugs and biologicals (excluding immunizations) from 115% (AWP) to 100% of the average wholesale price (AWP). This request is applicable to all Blue Shield coverage where the drugs are a covered benefit. The filing seeks approval to implement the change March 6, 2000.

   Copies of the filing will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal working hours at the Insurance Department's office in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Erie.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Bharat Patel, Actuary, Bureau of Accident and Health, Insurance Department, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-2151. Filed for public inspection December 17, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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